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for Carolina Comments Vol. 59 Issue 3, July 2011
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Between May 23rd and June 3rd the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources raised an anchor from the Queen Anne's Revenge shipwreck site. The project brought national and international coverage and followed closely after the release of Pirates of the Caribbean, a movie featuring a fictionalized rendition of Blackbeard's ship. After successfully raising the artifact, it was shipped to the QAR lab at East Carolina University's West Research Campus.
The State Historic Preservation Office launched a new website showcasing 40 years of fieldwork. Created with GIS technology, the map offers an interactive venue for the viewer. A scholar, researcher, or curious individual may take a virtual tour of historic buildings, districts, etc. but currently excludes archaeological sites.
Graduate students from East Carolina University's Program in Maritime Studies participated in a project to reassess Modern Greece artifacts. The artifacts in question have been stored for almost 50 years at the Underwater Archaeology Branch, Fort Fisher. Many of the artifacts consisted of household and utilitarian objects like; bowie knives, tableware, some guns, and farming implements.