Photo & Video Log

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Divers had success early on sampling bedrock chert at Unit 2 of the Brownstone site, but their work came to an abrupt halt when a large wave swamped one of the dredge engines.

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Divers had success early on sampling bedrock chert at Unit 2 of the Brownstone site.

The team continued to face thunderstorms which pelted them with heavy rains, high winds, and large swells.

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The team continued to face thunderstorms which pelted them with heavy rains, high winds, and large swells.

Bad weather forced the team to repair one of the dredge engines and replace the datum post at the Brownstone site.

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Bad weather forced the team to repair one of the dredge engines and replace the datum post at the Brownstone site.

 

 

Images

Hammering the datum post in place (Dr. Hemmings).

July 24 Log
Hammering the datum post in place (Dr. Hemmings). (HR)

The research crew and R/V Weatherbird II crew recovering the 200 ft of 6 inch induction dredge hose.

July 24 Log
The research crew and R/V Weatherbird II crew recovering the 200 ft of 6 inch induction dredge hose. (HR)

Divers preparing to go in (Dr. Hemmings, Ryan Duggins, Kim Smith, Jennifer Adler, and David Ulloa).

July 24 Log
Divers preparing to go in (Dr. Hemmings, Ryan Duggins, Kim Smith, Jennifer Adler, and David Ulloa). (HR)

 

 

The research team redeploying the dredge hose from the R/V Weatherbird II.

July 23 Log
The research team redeploying the dredge hose from the R/V Weatherbird II. (HR)

The research team meeting to discuss the daily activities (Dr. Hemmings, Ryan Duggins, Ben Wells, Jennifer Adler, and David Ulloa).

July 23 Log
The research team meeting to discuss the daily activities (Dr. Hemmings, Ryan Duggins, Ben Wells, Jennifer Adler, and David Ulloa). (HR)

The research team divers positioning the end of the dredge hose for excavation (Dr. Hemmings, Dr. Loebel, Ben Wells, and Holly Perdue).

July 23 Log
The research team divers positioning the end of the dredge hose for excavation. (HR)

 

 

Facing the prospect of rougher seas, the team decided to retrieve the dredge and screen.

July 22 Log
Facing the prospect of rougher seas, the team decided to retrieve the dredge and screen. (HR)

David Ulloa records video while a rainbow breaks through the clouds behind him.

July 22 Log
David Ulloa records video while a rainbow breaks through the clouds behind him. (HR)

A view of Weatherbird II's stern, showing the floating dock and dredge hose undergoing repairs.

July 22 Log
A view of Weatherbird II's stern, showing the floating dock and dredge hose undergoing repairs. (HR)

 

 

 The R/V Weatherbird II dockside in St. Petersburg, Florida.

July 21 Log
The R/V Weatherbird II dockside in St. Petersburg, Florida. (HR)

Crewmembers use the ship's A-frame hoist the dredge and floating collection screen into the water.

July 21 Log
Crewmembers use the ship's A-frame to hoist the dredge and floating collection screen into the water. (HR)

The floating dock is anchored above the Brownstone site.

July 21 Log
The floating dock is anchored above the Brownstone site. (HR)

 

 

 Clovis points from various sites in North America.

Pre-Clovis Arch.
Clovis points from various sites in North America.

During the Late Pleistocene, Florida's shoreline extended much farther offshore than the present coast.

Pre-Clovis Arch.
Excavations at Monte Verde along Chinchihuapi Creek, where the excavators are uncovering residential structures.

 

 

 

 

A modern map of Florida shows (with a dark line) the approximate location of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) coastline.

Underwater Arch.
In 2009, the Submerged New World team investigated areas with potential to contain Late Pleistocene deposits. (HR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A modern map of Florida shows (with a dark line) the approximate location of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) coastline.

Sea Level Rise
A modern map of Florida shows (with a dark line) the approximate location of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) coastline. (HR)

During the Late Pleistocene, Florida's shoreline extended much farther offshore than the present coast.

Mission Plan
During the Late Pleistocene, Florida's shoreline extended much farther offshore than the present coast.

 

 

 

 

Join scientists as they return to two dive sites they visited in 2009, hoping to excavate late Pleistocene terrestrial sediments

Mission Plan
Join scientists as they return to two dive sites they visited in 2009.

Basic locations of the two planned excavation sites, Brownstone and Thor's Elbow, plotted in Google Maps.

Mission Plan
Basic locations of the two planned excavation sites, Brownstone and Thor's Elbow, plotted in Google Maps. (HR)

Crossroads at Thor's Elbow, where metal poles have been installed.

Mission Plan
Crossroads at Thor's Elbow, where metal poles have been installed. (HR)

 

 

 

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