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People's Choice Voting Starts December 24

Welcome to the 2016 Photo Contest Gallery and People’s Choice Award competition!

We invite all SHA members to participate, not just conference attendees! Browse each of the images and select one from each category as your favorite. Please note there are multiple pages of images in the Color Archaeological Site and Color Field Work in Progress categories. Don’t miss any of them, see the second page.

The People’s Choice Award and all of the contest winners will be announced at the conference during the SHA Business Meeting.

Voting starts on December 24 and runs through midnight January 7. Spread the word and vote!

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Category A: Color Archaeological Site

View from Above of What Lays Below: Blind Harbor Dutch East Indiaman Wreck, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Photo by K. Brady, UAU

9 Votes

Walking on Water at Fort St Joseph

Photo by John Cardinal

2nd Place Category A: Color Archaeological Site

51 Votes

Buoy Marking the CSS Georgia Wreck Site, Savannah Harbor Shipping Lane

Photo by Andrew Buchner, Panamerican Research

2 Votes

Cameron Bluff WPA Amphitheater, Mount Magazine, Arkansas
Photo by Andrew Buchner, Panamerican Research

12 Votes

Marine biology sampling on the port side hull of HMS Erebus

Photo by Thierry Boyer, Parcs Canada

1st Place Category A: Color Archaeological Site & People’s Choice Award

89 Votes

Archaeologist taking measurements at the muzzle of a brass gun on the wreck of HMS Erebus

Photo by Thierry Boyer, Parcs Canada

3rd Place: Category A: Color Archaeological Site

7 Votes

ECU Crew Chief Examines Yellow Brick Scatter

Photo by Jeremy Borelli, ECU

39 Votes

Marine biology sampling around the Massey pump and main mast HMS Erebus

Photo by Marc-Andre Bernier, Parcs Canada

9 Votes
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Category B: Color Archaeological Field Work in Progress

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Tagging Materials Recovered from the CSS Georgia Site During Mechanical Recovery
Photo By Justin Vogias

3 Votes

Members of the CSS Georgia Recovery Crew examine a New Find
Photo By Justin Vogias

 

11 Votes

CSS Georgia Mechanical Recovery Crew at Work
Photo by Justin Vogias

14 Votes

A Member of the CSS Georgia Recovery Crew Clears the Deck.
Photo by Justin Vogias

1 Votes

Using a Hammer and Chisel a Diver Retrieves Wood Samples from Bato, a Dutch 74 lost in 1806, Simonstown, South Africa
Photo by Jim Smailes, MAHS

5 Votes

Recording the Dimensions of a Mast Step on the Metal Wreck, Pickles Reef, Florida

Photo by Jim Smailes, MAHS

9 Votes

Two divers documenting a cannon on an unknown wreck in Anguilla

Photo by Jim Smailes, MAHS

5 Votes

Racing the Tide (SEAMAHP Field School)

Photo by Laurel Seaborn
1st Place Category B Color Archaeological Field Work & Peoples Choice

56 Votes

Human Photo Scale on WWII Minesweeper Gun Base in 2011

Photo by Robert Schwemmer, NOAA

10 Votes

Arctic Cowboy Maritime Archaeology 2007
Photo by Robert Schwemmer, NOAA

6 Votes

Raising a Brass 6 Pounder from the HMS Erebus

Photo by Jonathan Moore, Parcs Canada

3rd Place Category B: Color Archaeological Field Work in Progress

7 Votes

Recovery of Alaria gun from La Juliana Armada Wreck, Sligo, Ireland

Photo by F. Moore, UAU

1 Votes

Survey, recording and excavation of the Ballyheigue Wreck, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Photo by Connie Kelleher, UAU

6 Votes

Surface Survey

Photo by Brandy K. Joy

6 Votes

The Unexpected Assistant

Photo by Jennifer Jones, ECU

17 Votes

Autumn at the Tory Redoubt

Photo by Chris Expenshade, Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group

8 Votes

Gathering a Core Interest

Photo by John Cardinal

3 Votes

Monitoring Diver Operations During CSS Georgia Recovery

Photo by Andrew Buchner, Panamerican Research

1 Votes

Crew Clearing Cameron Bluff Amphitheater, Mount Magazine, Arkansas

Photo by Andrew Buchner, Panamerican Research

2 Votes

Documentation of WPA Retaining Wall at Cameron Bluff Amphitheater

3 Votes

Lifting Basket of Unexploded Ordnance at the CSS Georgia Wreck Site, Savannah Harbor

Photo by Andrew Buchner, Panamerican Research

1 Votes

“Men’s Room” at the HMS Erebus Ice Dive Camp

Photo by Thierry Boyer, Parcs Canada

13 Votes

Dive hole in the ice above the wreck of HMS Erebus

Photo by Thierry Boyer, Parcs Canada

24 Votes

Interior packing of a C-17 aircraft with the underwater archaeology gear for the April ice camp expedition

Photo by Thierry Boyer, Parcs Canada

1 Votes

ECU Students Map the Brick Site in Cahuita National Park

Photo by Jeremy Borelli, ECU

2nd Place Category B: Color Archaeological Field Work in Progress

38 Votes
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Category C: Color Archaeological Lab Work in Progress

Recording a Barrel Stave from the Rutland Island Wreck, Donegal, Ireland (Photo by Connie Kelleher, UAU)

2nd Place Category C: Color Lab Work

38 Votes

“Men of Action” : Archaeology of Archaeology (processing 1940s artifact collections)

Photo by Lotte Govaerts, Blue Ridge Archaeology

3rd Place Category C: Color Archaeological Lab Work in Progress

51 Votes

Reconstructing a Stoneware Jar from the Keeton Site, Panamerican Memphis Lab

Photo by Andrew Buchner, Panamerican Research

1st Place Category C: Color Archaeological Lab Work in Progress & People’s Choice Award

83 Votes
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Category D: Color Artifact

Light House

Photo by Karen Price, Mount Vernon

1st Place Category B: Color Artifact & Peoples Choice

103 Votes

Basket and Barley

Photo by Karen Price, Mount Vernon

13 Votes

Artifacts from the Ballyheigues Wreck, County Kerry, Ireland

Photo by L. Dunne, UAU

4 Votes

UAU Diver and Cauldron from Spanish Armada Wreck La Juliana, Sligo, Ireland

Photo by K. Brady, UAU

14 Votes

Floating on Sand

Photo by Jennifer Jones, ECU

12 Votes

Remnants of Previous Archaeologists?

Photo by John Cardinal

5 Votes

French Sideplate

Photo by John Cardinal

2nd Place Category D: Color Artifact

12 Votes

Welcome to the Lab!

Photo by Andrew Buchner, Panamerican Research

1 Votes

Marbles and Buttons from Jacksonport State Park, Arkansas

Photo by Andrew Buchner, Panamerican Research

17 Votes

In situ bell found on HMS Erebus

Photo by Thierry Boyer, Parcs Canada

3rd Place Category D: Color Artifact

27 Votes

Muzzle end of one of the cannons found on the wreck of HMS Erebus

Photo by Thierry Boyer, Parcs Canada

6 Votes
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Category E: Black & White Image

Fragmented Discovery

Photo by John Cardinal

1st Place Category E: Black & White Image & People’s Choice Award

82 Votes
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Category F: Color Archaeological Portrait

The Joy of Discovery: Volunteer Frank holds up a chamber pot handle he just excavated, while Fran (not shown) holds up a photo of a similar chamber pot.  Josiah Henson site, Maryland

Photo by Cassandra Michaud, Montgomery Parks

10 Votes

The Conqueror of Construction Site Back Dirt

Photo by Brandy K. Joy

10 Votes

The Fanny Pack, the Empty Water Bottle, and the Machete

Photo by Kristen Fellows, NDSU

16 Votes

A Student’s Discovery at the Wet Screen

Photo by John Cardinal

2nd Place Category F: Color Archaeological Portrait

18 Votes

Steve James and Julie Morgan on the CSS Georgia Recovery Barge

Photo by Andrew Buchner, Panamerican Research

5 Votes

James Duff on the CSS Georgia Recovery Barge, Fort Jackson in Background

Photo by Andrew Buchner, Panamerican Research

1 Votes

Gordon Watts on the CSS Georgia Recovery Barge

Photo by Andrew Buchner, Panamerican Research

13 Votes

Parks Canada underwater archaeologist Marc-Andre Bernier hovering above the top deck of HMS Erebus

Photo by Thierry Boyer, Parcs Canada

1st Place Category F: Color Archaeological Portrait & People’s Choice Award

77 Votes

Parks Canada underwater archaeologist Ryan Harris and Royal Canadian Navy Lt Greg Oickle looking at a brass hook block

Photo by Thierry Boyer, Parcs Canada

3rd Place Category F: Color Archaeological Portrait

13 Votes
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Category G: Diversity

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“Rediscovering Ancestral Roots” – The tomol named Muptami, a traditionally-built plank canoe of indigenous Chumash design, made the journey with 25 paddlers “pullers” on hand to rotate into the 6-person canoe. A continuing tradition, the Chumash community’s 18-mile tomol crossing through the Santa Barbara Channel to Limuw (Santa Cruz Island) took place in California in 2012. NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary has been working with the Chumash community for 20 years, providing funding for the construction of the tomol ‘Elye’wun (pronounced El-E-ah-woon) in 1997 that still participates in the annual crossing with Muptami.

Photo by Robert Schwemmer, NOAa

1st Place Category G: Diversity & People’s Choice

94 Votes

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Everybody Smile! The field crew excavating at Marshall’s Pen in Jamaica in May 2016 included students from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, the University of the West Indies – Mona, North Dakota State University, and the University of Pennsylvania. This collaborative field school was focused on the slave village of this coffee plantation. Working side by side in the field and in the lab, the students were able to experience being part of a diverse and multicultural team of scholars.

Photo by Kristen Fellows, NDSU

3rd Place Category G: Diversity

25 Votes

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Engaging The Detecting Public: As one aspect of the archaeological research at Bennington Battlefield, CCRG included two weekends on which avocational detectorists were invited to assist. Avocational detectorists contributed 60 person days of work, recovered data important to delineating action at the Hessian Redoubt, and to refining the location of the Tory Redoubt. This frame captures the detectorists as they begin their survey lanes and captures the video recording of this event for a film on the Saratoga Campaign. Both the Bennington work and the Saratoga film were supported by grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program.

Photo by Chris Expenshade, Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group

9 Votes

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Amelia and Erika Examine a Unit: In this photo, we have field school student Amelia Harp (left) working alongside the field coordinator, Erika Loveland (right) as they assess a unit. Amelia, a graduate student from Georgia, is also a member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi located in the area surrounding Fort St Joseph, in southwest Michigan. This situation led to a unique opportunity for collaboration between local Native Americans and archaeologists working at Fort St Joseph.

3 Votes

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Inuit kid trying on some of the underwater archaeologist’s dive gear during a public outreach presentation of the archaeology of the wreck of HMS Erebus in the Arctic community of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Inuit kids are not familiar with diving and in-water activities as they are rarely exposed to waters warm enough to swim in.

Photo by Thierry Boyer, Parcs Canada

2nd Place Category G: Diversity

30 Votes
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Category H: Artist’s Perspective Illustration

Royal Provincial Button

Illustration by Loren Clark

36 Votes

False Watch

Illustration by Loren Clark

1st Place Category H: Artist’s Perspective & People’s Choice

81 Votes
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Category I: Archaeological Video

This is the story of the rediscovery of the lost community of Campbell Town occupied by French Huguenots from 1766-1770. The work was undertaken by the University of West Florida.
Video by Michael Thomin, University of West Florida. 1st Place & Peoples Choice Award

84 Votes
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