D. Bridget Buxton on the ‘Holy Grails’ of underwater archaeology
Dr. Bridget Buxton, associate professor of history at the University of
Rhode Island, presented a lecture on “Underwater Archaeology: The
New Holy Grails” on Nov. 10, 2016 at the the University of Delaware.
Buxton, an underwater archaeologist who has led expeditions across the
Mediterranean, will discuss new discoveries and future challenges in
Her own discoveries include a medieval shipwreck filled with more than 3,000 gold coins, ancient Roman bronzes and American planes lost duringWorld War II.
She collaborates with European and American colleagues to apply new robotic technologies in underwater archaeology and is an advisor of Oceangate Foundation.
The lecture was sponsored by Ancient Greek and Roman Studies in UD’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.