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"Creative Mischief": Doc Edgerton's Contributions to Underwater Archaeology
Claire Calcagno
Fri Jan 24, 10:00am-4:00pm, MIT Museum (N52), (Lunch break, 1-2pm)

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Sign-up by: 15-Jan-2003

Discover Doc Edgerton's passion for what he called "creative mischief": searching for submerged ships and ancient cities! Come find out about Doc's engineering ingenuities, which included underwater photographic and sonar tools to scan and penetrate the seafloor. Learn about the beginnings of maritime archaeology, and how engineering developments have shaped its evolution. Hear the real stories from colleagues who participated in Doc's archaeological ventures and went on to forge their own innovative tools and methods. Examine artifacts that Doc accumulated, as well as instruments he used. Become inspired to follow in his wet footsteps! (Co-sponsored by STS, MIT Museum, Edgerton Center, and DeepArch Research Group.)

Open to members of the M.I.T. community.

For further details, contact: Claire Calcagno, E38-308, (617)253-3496,





Deep Water Archaeology Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave. Rm e51-194
Cambridge, MA 02139




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