National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Della A. Scott-Ireton

Affiliation: Florida Public Archaeology Network

Dr Della Scott-Ireton graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Historical Archaeology. She also has a Master’s in International Relations from Troy University, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Florida State University. Della is certified as a Scuba Instructor with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). She worked with the Pensacola Shipwreck Survey, West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc., Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, and the government of the Cayman Islands before joining the Florida Public Archaeology Network ( where she serves as Associate Director. Della has served on the board of the Society for Historical Archaeology, is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists, and is appointed to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. Della’s research interests include public interpretation of maritime cultural heritage, both on land and under water, and training and engaging avocationals in archaeological methods and practices.

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