“X Marks the Spot: the Archaeology of Piracy” to be Discussed at UNC Asheville September 26
Mon, 09/09/2013 - 4:28pm
Charles Ewen, professor of anthropology at East Carolina University, will present “X Marks the Spot: the Archaeology of Piracy,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26, in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library, Whitman Room. Ewen will examine several pirate lairs and ships, including Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, to separate fact from fiction concerning the lives and activities of pirates. The event is free and open to the public.
Ewen is co-author of X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy (University Press of Florida, 2007), and Searching for the Roanoke Colonies: An Interdisciplinary Collection (North Carolina Office of Archives and History, 2004). He specializes in archaeology of the colonial period, underwater archaeology, and the archaeology of the southeastern United States and the Caribbean.
The talk is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Classics and Art Departments, and the Archaeological Institute of America. For more information contact Laurel Taylor, UNC Asheville lecturer in art and classics and president of the WNC Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, at 828.251.6290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.