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HAS MONTHLY MEETING May 18th, 2017

"Underwater Archeology on the Gulf Coast"- Kimberly Faulk, MA.

Linda Gorski and Larry Golden

Kimberly L. Faulk, Marine Archaeology Project Manager for Geoscience Earth and Marine Services (GEMS), a Forum Energy Technologies Company, will present the monthly program for the Houston Archeological Society on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. at MD Anderson Hall, University of St. Thomas. Faulk’s program will highlight recent underwater archeological discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico. The meeting is free of charge and open to the public.

According to Faulk, underwater archaeology, while still a relatively young discipline in comparison to its terrestrial counterpart, plays an outsized role in the energy sector. “Exploration and development activities by the oil and gas industry, and installation by the renewables sector are driving archaeological discoveries around the globe. Despite the oil and gas market downturn of the last few years, archaeologists working along the Gulf Coast in the energy sector continue to discover new sites and address compliance issues for their clients,” said Faulk. “This presentation takes a broad look at the role marine archaeologists play in the offshore energy sector, and at some of our recent deep-water discoveries.

Ms. Faulk has over 17 years of experience in marine archaeology, and more than a decade of experience in oil and gas. Ms. Faulk is the Chair Ex Officio of the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (ACUA), just completed a term on the Society for Historical Archaeology’s (SHA) Board, the 2017 OTC Networking Chair, an elected Houston Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) Board Member, and Chair Elect of the Houston SUT Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnical Committee (OSIG). Ms. Faulk has over 17 years of experience working in littoral and deep-water environments around the globe on projects ranging from prehistoric canoes to WW II shipping losses, and from the arctic to the tropics. She has expertise in interpreting high resolution conventional and AUV geophysical data, diver assisted surveys, ROV target investigations, historic data interpretations, offshore operations, logistics, offshore QA/QC, project management, archaeological excavation, and archaeological assessments. She is a contributing scientist to the NOAA Okeanos Explorer missions (2012, 2014, and 2015), and co-organizer and instructor for several SUT OSIG sponsored short courses (2011-2016).

For a campus map of St. Thomas University, go to www.stthom.edu and look for the Interactive Map, Building 20, Anderson Hall.  Street parking is available as well as paid parking ($5) in Moran Center Garage at the corner of West Alabama and Graustark.  For more information about this program or about the HAS, please contact lindagorski@cs.com.


HAS REPORTS 1 THRU 25 ARE ALL NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

HAS Reports 1 thru 25 have now been scanned and are now available for free download. Please go to the HAS Reports Section to view them.


HAS JOURNAL 136 NOW AVAILABLE

HAS Journal No. 136 is now available. This is a special issue dedicated to showcasing papers from Rice University students. Please go to the HAS Journals Section to view them.


HAS REPORT #27 (REMINISCENSES OF MOSES AUSTIN BRYAN) NOW AVAILABLE

The Houston Archeological Society has made available the HAS Report #27 - Reminiscenses of Moses Austin Bryan. This publication is available free to members of the Society. Members should make sure that they collect their copy of the report at the next monthly meeting. If you wish to purchase additional copies then you can find them on amazon.com. You can find the appropriate links in our List section.


EQUIPMENT WANTED

The Houston Archeological Society will undertake several field projects later year. We are in need of shovels, trowels, screens, saw horses or metal legs to support the screens and any other field equipment members can donate or make for us. This equipment will be stored in a safe, central location. If you have any equipment you’d like to donate to the HAS, please email Linda Gorski at president@txhas.org

To learn more about the history behind our archeological society contact Publicity/Outreach: publicoutreach@txhas.org.