• Image of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum looking northeast from the Land Bridge.

    Fort Vancouver

    National Historic Site OR,WA

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 06/27/2013, 07/11/2013, 07/18/2013, 07/25/2013, 08/01/2013

    Location: Tex Rankin Theater at Pearson Air Museum, located at 1115 E 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661 Fee Information: Free of charge

All lectures begin at 7:00pm.

 Thursday, June 27, 2013- Adrian Hunt: World War II Military Aircraft Accidents in National Park Service Areas and Their Archaeology

During WWII, more than 7,000 aircraft crashed in the United States, resulting in the loss of more than 15,000 lives.  Some of these tragedies occurred in 20 areas administered by the National Park Service.  This lecture will explore the stories behind these accidents and the subsequent preservation of these wreck sites. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013- Bill R. Roulette: Life in War Time: Archaeological Investigations at Site 45CL927, Located at the WWII Kaiser Shipyard

Between February and April 2010, Applied Archaeological Research, Inc (AAR) conducted a very unusual archaeological investigation that was performed in conjunction with an environmental remediation project centered on a World War II landfill located at the former site of the Vancouver Kaiser Shipyard, also known as "Site 45CL927."  The results of this excavation provide compelling insight into the lives of people that labored in the shipyard and provides a nuanced version of America's WWII experience. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013- Gerald F. Schroedl: Enslaved Africans and the British Military at the Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts, West Indies

Brimstone Hill Fortress (1690-1854) is a British Colonial era fortification located on the northwest coast of St. Kitts in the eastern Caribbean.  In the 18th century, it became the centerpiece of the island's defenses.  Schroedl has worked at the site since 1996, documenting archaeological evidence of enslaved Africans and making comparative studies of contexts relating British army officers and enlisted men. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013- Brett Oppegaard: Embedded Remnants: How Mobile Technologies Can Document, Preserve, and Share Archaeological Findings in the Places They Matter Most

Once the archaeological dig is done, and the holes are filled, how is that effort documented, remembered, and talked about?  Mobile technologies offer new opportunities for broad accessibility to the significant sites of our archaeological work.  In the places of highest public interest, mobile media can be embedded in the ether where the excavations happened, sharing significant findings, demonstrating professional techniques, and revealing the many amazing discoveries directly to a public open an eager to learn more about the particulars of a specific location. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013- Bert Ho: New Research In Underwater Archaeology: Sunken Aircraft, Slave Wrecks, and more...from the National Park Service's Submerged Resources Center

The National Park Service has long had a presence supporting the preservation of natural and cultural resources beyond the borders and coastlines of the United States.  This lecture will explore some of the most exciting recent discoveries, including research on the unique sites created by sunken aircraft, primarily "warbirds" from WWII, including the Battle of Midway, the search for Captain Morgan's shipwrecks in Panama, and the documentation of a possible slave wreck in Cape Town, South Africa.