Anthropology Graduate Student Daley Publishes on Iron Plate Wreck Excavations

Posted on 3/8/2013 8:16:53 AM

Anthropology graduate student Justin Daley, with coauthor William Chalfant, reported on underwater excavations of the Iron Plate Wreck in Maritimes, the magazine of the National Museum of Bermuda.

The article summarizes recent work on the site by the University of Rhode Island and St. Mary’s College of California at the Iron Plate Wreck. The ship, carrying a cargo of iron plates that were possibly intended for use on an island fortification, sank off the coast of Bermuda, likely during the 19th century.

Daley participated in the excavation for graduate credit and to gain valuable experience in underwater archaeology.

Department of Anthropology