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Conference Program

Friday, January 29, 1999

2:00 5:00 p.m.

Introduction and Welcome

David A.. Mindell, Conference Organizer
Dr. Charles Vest, President, M.I.T.  


      Paper: Robert D. Ballard (IFE), "Deep Submergence Technologies and Undersea Archaeology"
                    Panelists: Lt. Cmdr. Chas Richard, Andrew Bowen, James Bellingham, Anna McCann

5:30-7:30 p.m. Reception

Saturday, January 30

8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Session: Marine Archaeology

                    Paper: Anna McCann (B.U.), "Skerki Bank: Archaeological Results and Methods."

                    Paper: Fred Hiebert (U. Penn.), "From Mountaintop to Ocean Bottom: Creating an Integrated
                    Approach to Archaeological Research Land, Shallow Water, and Deep Water."

      Commentator: Gordon Watts (East Carolina U.)
                    Panelists: James Wiseman, Shelley Wachsman, Larry Stager, Louis Whitcomb

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:45   Session: Ocean Science / Ocean Engineering

      Paper: Walter Pitman (Columbia, Lamont-Doherty), "An Abrupt Flooding of the Black Sea Shelf."

      Panelists: Glen Gawarkiewicz, Francesco Torre, Al Uchupi, Kevin McBride.

      Paper: David Mindell (MIT), "Archaeological Questions and Technology Development"

                    Commentator: Cheryl Ward (Texas A&M, Galveston / INA)

                    Panelists: Marty Wilcox, James Newman, Fredrik Hiebert, Tom Vaneck, Carl-Olof Cederlund

12:45 2:00 Lunch

2:00 4:00 Session: Ethical Issues

      Paper: James Delgado, (Vancouver Maritime Museum), "Titanic Controversies: The Titanic Since its Discovery"
                    Paper: Jonathan Adams (University of Southampton), "Alchemy or Science? Deep Sea Archaeology
                    for the Millennium"

                    Commentator: Patty Jo Watson (Washington U.)

                    Panelists: Greg Stemm, Victor Mastone

4:00 4:15 Break

4:15-6:15 Session: Methodology and Technique

                    Paper: George Bass (Texas A&M, INA), "Deep-Sea Archaeology: A New Stage of Underwater

                    Paper: Patty Jo Watson (Washington U.), "Archaeology in Marginal Environments"

                    Commentator: Owen Doonan (U. Chicago)

      Panelists: Alex Gantos, Hanumant Singh, Brendan Foley, David Smart
8:00- 11pm Dinner for Participants, MIT Faculty Club

Sunday, January 31

8:30 10:30 Session: Cultural Resource Management

      Paper: John Broadwater, NOAA / Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

      "Managing Cultural Resources in Deep Water"

      Paper: Ismael Tatlican (Archaeological Museum, Sinop, Turkey) [title TBA]

      Panelists: Sebastiano Tusa, Victor Mastone.

10:30-10:45 Break

11:00 12:00 Session: Legal Frameworks

      Paper: James Goold, (Covington & Burling) "Shipwrecks and the Law in the Deep Sea"

      Panelists: Robert Ballard, George Bass, Gordon Watts




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