Capital Museum lecture series features DNR archaeologist October 8

Maurice Major, DNR Aquatics Archaeologist
DNR Aquatic Lands Archaeologist Maurice Major takes notes on an excavation site in the San Juan Islands. Photo: DNR/Alison Hitchcock

Interested in learning more about the archaeology of state-owned in aquatic lands? DNR’s very own archaeologist Maurice Major will present an overview of aquatic archaeology in Washington at the State Capital Museum’s Noon-time Lecture Series on Monday, October 8.

What: On the Shoals of SOAL: Archaeology on Washington’s State-owned Aquatic Lands
When: Noon, October 8
Where: State Capital Museum
211 – 21st Ave., SW

Cost: Suggested donation of $2. Bring your lunch if you like. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.

More info: DNR manages 2.6 million acres of land beneath the Salish Sea and in the intertidal zone, as well as navigable rivers and natural lakes. Through careful timing and cooperation, the agency is documenting sites and expanding archaeology into the waters of Washington state. Major will also present results from surveys in Lake Union in Seattle and of intertidal fish traps on the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

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