Location: Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
ADMAT & ADMAT-FRANCE are running Maritime Archaeological Projects in Monte Cristi on the north coast of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. ADMAT starts a new survey project called "Wreck Two" and will be working on other wreck sites over the year including surveys of Le Casimir, The Tile Wreck and Le Dragon. The Surveys will take place at diferent times during the year, so please keep looking at ADMAT's web page for further information. Please contact Dr Spooner for further information if you want to join the Team.
The work is being carried out for the Oficina Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural Subacuatico (ONPCS) the Government department responsible for underwater cultural heritage. This project will instruct students survey and exploration techniques as well as documentation of artifacts. This is open for all students or volunteers over 18 years of age, with a minimum qualification of PADI Open Water / BSAC Sports Diver or equivalent. The project language is English. Two week slots are available. Full information about these projects can be found on ADMAT's website. This is a hands on course going through the process of artefact documentation working on the artefacts from The Tile Wreck. For further information on this and other projects, please look at ADMAT's website www.admat.org.uk.
Period(s) of Occupation: A.D. 1650 - 1800
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Two weeks for diving one week for artefact handling courses
Room and Board Arrangements
Accommodation will be at ADMAT's Maritime Archaeological Centre in Monte Cristi. Full board included. Additional information is available on the project website www.admat.org.uk
J. Richard Steffy, Wooden Ship Building and the Interpretation of Shipwrecks, 1994, 1998, College Station, Texas