An aerial view of ECU underwater archaeologists and graduate students mapping the site along a baseline divided into a 10-meter square grid unit. (Photos courtesy of ECU and Centro de Buceo Embajadores y Embajadoras del Mar.)

PRESERVING MARITIME HISTORY

ECU maritime archaeology team search for clues to Danish slave ships

East Carolina University underwater archaeologists and graduate students from the Department of History’s Program in Maritime Studies recently returned from a research expedition to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.

Since 2015, the ECU team, directed by associate professors of maritime studies Drs. Lynn Harris and Nathan Richards, along with staff archaeologists Jason Raupp and Jeremy Borrelli, systematically investigated and researched shipwrecks in Cahuita National Park, Limon Provence.

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Originally published Dec. 4, 2018.

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