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A Ramsgate Excavation - Rooswijk Shipwreck Project

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14 July 2017

Rooswijk Project
Ramsgate is going to be a hive of activity this summer as the base of operations for the international excavation of the Dutch merchant shipwreck - #Rooswijk1740 Project!

Locals and visitors will be able to experience the wreck excavation (without getting wet!) through our series of Public Events to be held in the Port of Ramsgate.

These events do not require prior knowledge or experience, just interest and enthusiasm!

Introduction to Maritime Archaeology
Ever wanted to be an underwater archaeologist? On this full day course, you will get a taster of maritime archaeology including doing some practical fieldwork (without getting wet!) using finds recently raised from the Rooswijk shipwreck.
Cost: £20 incl. NAS membership
Times: 9am - 4pm
Dates: Friday 28 July (Over 16s)
Friday 18 Aug (Under 16s)
Saturday 9 Sept (Over 16s)

Photogrammetry & Structured Light Scanning
Seen those fancy 3D models and wondered how they were created? During this full day course, you will learn about the digital recording techniques of Photogrammetry and Structured Light Scanning through live demonstrations using finds raised from the Rooswijk shipwreck.
Cost: £20 incl. NAS membership
Times: 9am - 4pm
Dates: Thursday 27 July
Thursday 24 August
Sunday 10 September

Open Days
Come and see the Rooswijk wreck finds that will have just been raised from the seabed. Talk to the Conservation Lab staff and see how they are stabilising the finds so they don’t fall apart. Learn what the finds can tell us about the wreck and what the archaeologists think this might mean.
Cost: Free!
Times: 10am Morning session
2pm Afternoon session
Dates: Saturday 29 July
Saturday 19 August
Saturday 16 September

How to take part in these Public Events
All events require a booking, even the free Open Days. The courses and other public events are financed by the #Rooswijk1740 project but a small fee is required to cover administrative fees and NAS membership costs.

Contact the NAS to book your place on one or more of these events +44 (0) 23 92818419 or

#Rooswijk1740 Project is a joint endeavour by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and Historic England and these events have been arranged on their behalf by the charitable training organisation, Nautical Archaeology Society.
Provided by:
Peta Knott
Education Officer, Nautical Archaeology Society