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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Underwater archaeology lecture on Monday

Archaeologist Jason Burns of Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. checks out a submerged relic of World War II for an underwater survey he and Michael Krivor recently completed under contract with the CNMI Division of Historic Preservation. (Contributed Photo) The public is invited to attend a lecture titled “2008 Underwater Archaeological Survey of the Saipan Invasion Beaches: The Latest News from the Field” which will be begin at 6pm on Monday, May 5, at the Visitors Center Theater, American Memorial Park.

Archaeologists Jason Burns and Michael Krivor of Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. will present the preliminary results of an underwater survey they recently completed under contract with the CNMI Division of Historic Preservation.

The survey targeted the waters off the western coast of Saipan including those adjacent to the World War II invasion beaches stretching from Agingan Point to Quartermaster Road.

These beaches and the adjacent lagoon were designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. National Park Service in 1985.

Burns and Krivor will show photographs of the various historic resources that were located during their survey including World War II-era ships and airplanes. They will also answer questions from the audience.

The lecture, co-sponsored by the NMI Council for the Humanities and the Division of Historic Preservation, is open to the public and free of charge. (PR)

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