Monday, December 3, 2012

Shipwreck, harbor discoveries

Bridget Buxton, assistant professor of history, and William Krieger, assistant professor of philosophy, along with collaborators from the Israel Antiquities Authority, discovered several 19th century shipwrecks and evidence of an ancient harbor along the coast of Israel.  The discovery, announced at a meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, generated considerable media attention around the world.  It was reported by NBC News, Yahoo News, the Oregon Herald, Archaeology Magazine, the Archaeology News Network, Science Daily, and many others.  The story was also covered in Russia, Egypt, Indonesia, Greece, Argentina, and elsewhere. The URI news release about the announcement can be found here.