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Archaeologist to address Florida shipwrecks

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Begins: February 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Ends: February 28, 2019 2:00 pm

Emily Jane Murray will explain the stages of shipwreck, from construction to underwater museum, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.

Based on the book “Shipwreck: Leap through Time,” her presentation addresses the issue of piracy in archaeology and expands on known submerged resources beyond maritime themes.

Murray is the public archaeology coordinator for the Northeast Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network and serves on the board of the Florida Anthropological Society. She earned a master’s degree in anthropology from Brandeis University, where she focused on public archaeology and site museums in Northeast Florida. She has worked as an archaeologist throughout the Southeast and created numerous outreach tools including videos, activities and museum displays. Her interests include Florida's prehistoric archaeology, historic cemeteries, and public archaeology and interpretation.

Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at 386-822-6430, ext. 20762.