The second lead stock ever found in the bay, was discovered yesterday by our German mermaid Chris Kelkel. It is a Kapitan IIIb type lead-stock used by Romans from 200 B.C to III A.D. This little marvel is being raised to be delivered to the local museum. Stay tuned for the retrieval post.
Roman in 3D. Our lead stock deserved the right to be one of the first 3d recording done by our Master Student Joana Baço, to be included in her upcoming thesis.
After a few day dealing with paperwork and updating some files while the wind was blowing too high for diving. We did a quick hop to another site and discovered this little anchor in MP1. What else awaits?
On thursday we made a new discovery on Porto de Mós area. A admiralty anchor from the 19 century was awaiting our arrival. Composed by two pieces: the main body with half an iron stock and the remaining half laying next to it. Measured and drawn, its one more clue in understanding the Maritime Past of Lagos. Anchor Ahoy.
After a quick recording trip at the plow anchor of AC6, a quick hop and a survey dive in the AC2 area. If there was rocks, sand, or shipwrecks we do not know, because the green carpet of algae did not allow viewing anything, but yes you guessed right algae. Aborting the dive and returning to the anchor of the boat (somewhere under the algae too), Chris spots something strange, after a quick cleaning of most of the algae and rocks, this new one-arm anchor shows itself. A good surprise and our newest addition to the inventory. You can see the full video at the Isolated finds page at underwaterarchaeology.weebly.com, just look for AC9 anchor
When you do not know, we ask. Today we located at AC7, three very interesting concretions which we were unable to understand.
Because this will not be the last time, the P.I. decided to open a page dedicated to these BOBs for anyone, if recognize the shapes can contact us.
Happy viewing in the BOB page.
Our new anchors from Monte Rascas, another of Chris discoveries, photos are now on the Isolated Finds page.
Dust removed from the diving gear, research notes at the ready and Chris arrived from Germany. We are pretty much set to start the 2013 field season in the Lagos bay. The list of things to do and see is several pages long, and we have to choose carefully. A new wreck site would be nice, but this year we want to work the anchors, chart them and record them. For that we have a master student Joana Baço, a German mermaid Chris Kelkel and an Ph.D. student Tiago Fraga, plus Augusto, Carlos Silva and Oskar our volunteers. Lets go diving