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Archaeology meetings

The Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA) is holding two meetings on December 7.

The first will be at São Brás Museum at 2.30pm and the second at Convento de São José in Lagoa at 6.30pm.

The lecture will be given by Tiago Fraga and is entitled What went wrong? An archaeological study of a 18th Century Military Steamer.

On the evening of February 27, 1912, an accident terminated the service of Canhonheira Faro, a steam gunship, purchased by Portugal

from English shipyards in 1878.

Apparently discovered during the Lagos Bay Survey Project Campaign of 2007 and studied in the years that followed, this presentation reports on the results and intriguing questions raised by the study of the nearly 100-year-old shipwreck.

Born in Faro, Tiago Fraga graduated from Lisbon in History and Archaeology, followed by Master of Arts in Anthropology from Texas A&M University.  Tiago is a PADI certified divemaster and since 2008 has served as  Project Manager for the Underwater Cultural Heritage Survey of the Council of Lagos.

The lectures will be in English and non-members are welcome. There is a €5 admission fee.

Lunch and dinner can be arranged for prior and after the two meetings respectively.

For more information, please contact Maxine on 917 267 948.