James Delgado has worked on shipwreck archaeological sites around the world for five decades, including some of history’s most iconic ships – the lost fleet of Kublai’s Khan’s invasion of Japan in 1281, the Civil Wreck of USS Monitor, the wrecks of D-Day, Arctic exploration, the California gold rush, Titanic, the lost ships of Pearl Harbor and the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll, and most recently, Clotilda, the last known ship to bring people to America to enslave them. In a varied career as a government archaeologist, museum director, cultural resources practitioner, and as a journalist, author and documentary television producer and host, he has traveled the world. Jim has been the series advisor and a frequent guest on National Geographic’s “Drain the Oceans” since it began airing several years ago. He will take us behind the scenes of the show to talk about archaeology helps film makers, and how films and documentaries help archaeology. He will share insights into many of the wrecks and sites featured in this and past seasons – as well as a few of the iconic wrecks not featured in “Drain” ….. yet.
James will present Behind the Scenes with National Geographic International’s Number One Maritime Archaeology show, “Drain the Oceans” at ArchaeoCon on Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 pm ET.