2001 SPRING MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
NORTHEAST SECTION- AIPG
Wednesday, May 16, 2001
The Search for Ancient Habitations and Shipwrecks
by Dwight F. Coleman
Mystic Aquarium/Institute for Exploration
OPEN TO ALL AIPG MEMBERS AND OTHER INTERESTED SCIENTISTS
Dwight F Coleman, from the Institute for Exploration (IFE) will present a slide show and speak on IFE's landmark expedition in search of prehistoric human settlements and ancient shipwrecks in the Black Sea. On the first leg of the project, the IFE team, led by Dr. Robert Ballard, surveyed the coastal waters off Northern Turkey for signs of human settlements inundated 7,000 years ago by a catastrophic flood thought by some scholars to be Noah's Flood. During the second phase of the expedition, Ballard's team will search deeper water of the Black Sea for Bronze Age shipwrecks. The expedition is a unique venture in the emerging field of deep-water archaeology. It combines the sciences of archaeology, oceanography, geology and deep-submergence vehicle engineering. The Black Sea project is using a new suite of deep submergence vehicles and systems devoted to IFE's marine archaeological expeditions in the Black Sea and elsewhere. Before the meeting, visit the IFE web site (http://www.mysticaquarium.org/index1.cfm) for more information.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting in the Conference Room at
the Mystic Aquarium. All AIPG members are invited to attend.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Presentation by Dwight F. Coleman from the Institute for Exploration and tour of Mystic Aquarium.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Social Hour at the Fisherman Restaurant, Noank, CT.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner at the Fisherman Restaurant, Noank, CT
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM After-dinner presentation: Science, Spy and Smoke - Count Rumford by Dave Bell (CPG-10461)