The county, however, has embarked on a diversification programme that will include underwater archaeology
, which, if harnessed, can increase revenues, not just for the county, but also for the much-needed inflows for Kenya.
George Schwarz, with the Underwater Archaeology
Branch of Naval History and Heritage Command, gives some last minute instructions before the divers go overboard to collect measurements from what Schwarz believes is the XF8F-1 Bearcat.
Among the topics presented include the Spanish colonial shipyards in Sorsogon, by Mary Jane Bolunia of the National Museum (NM); underwater archaeology
in the country, by Sheldon Clyde Jago-on, also from NM; influences on textile, by Fernando Zialcita of Ateneo de Manila University; the galleon's eastward trip from the Philippines to Mexico called tornaviaje, by historian Celestina Boncan; and the historical dimension of the galleon trade focusing on important and rare archival documents, by Regalado Trota JosE of the UST Archives.
Almost all of the pirate crew drowned, and the ship lay undiscovered until underwater archaeology
located it in 1984.
This creative investigation of underwater archaeology
and the provisions for shipowners in the Theodosian Code suggests the advantages gained from promoting the newer ships and the shipowners who helped provide them.
"These discoveries are extremely significant," said Pilar Luna, INAH's director of underwater archaeology
. "Not only do they shed light on the origins of modern Americans, they clearly demonstrate the paleontological potential of the YucatEaAin Peninsula and the importance of conserving Mexico's unique heritage." The findings detailed in Science are noteworthy on numerous levels: "This expedition produced some of the most compelling evidence to date of a link between Paleoamericans, the first people to inhabit the Americas after the most recent ice age, and modern Native Americans.
The site had been investigated in the course of a series of dive surveys by the Underwater Archaeology
Unit from his Department's National Monuments Service.
"We want to find more evidence that can prove Chinese people went there and lived there, historical evidence that can help prove China is the sovereign owner of the South China Sea," says Liu Shuguang, head of the Chinese government's Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage, set up in 2009 to oversee underwater archaeology
in the country.
sites could be explored as experts search for new discoveries from Bahrain's past.
Mastone, presenting "Underwater Archaeology
: 17th-Century Nipmuck Mishoonahs in Lake Quinsigamond.'' Business meeting, 7:30 p.m.; lecture, 8 p.m.
The manuscripts were handed in the officials from The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning and Underwater Archaeology