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After the weekend, we returned to site with the focus of separating the individual elements that make up the pile. A large anchor, A2, lies atop 8 cannon.

By Kimberly Kenyon, QAR Conservator 

Some of the highlights from the second part of August include the discovery of a previously unknown cannon under a large concretion and the raising and transport of several large concretions. Here’s an overview:

The opening of a field season is always busy, and this year proved to be no exception. In our first two weeks of work, the team focused mostly on setup, laying out gridlines and placing sandbags around the perimeter of new excavation units. We recovered some artifacts, too.

Behind-the-scenes at last week's live stream event


The New Year started off with a bang as a crowd of more than 5,000 people turned out at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach Saturday for the 148th anniversary of the Civil War battle that took place there.

This post is by Sarah Watkins-Kenney, QAR Lab Director and the Underwater Archaeology Branch's Chief Conservator.