"Blackbeard’s Sunken Prize: Excavation and Analysis of the Pirate’s Flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge” will be the topic of the third annual John W. Sanders Lecture, by Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton, PhD, RPA, Independent Scholar. Co-Author, “Blackbeard’s Sunken Prize.” (UNC Press 2018)
Co-sponsored by the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society (SJBAS), and the Fort Lewis College (FLC) Anthropology Department, the lecture will be held at the FLC Student Union Ballroom, on September 14, 2019, at 7:00 PM, preceded by a cookie reception at 6:30 PM. Five dollars of the ticket price will support the SJBAS Internship and Education Fund, which provides, annually, two FLC student internships at the Center of Southwest Studies and summer FLC archaeology field school scholarships.
Dr. Carnes-McNaughton's lecture will describe, first, a brief historical introduction to Captain Edward Thatch, aka Blackbeard, and what recent research has revealed about the pirate, his family, and his operations. Secondly, the lecture will discuss the discovery and recovery of the shipwreck and archaeological investigations of the Queen Anne’s Revenge site. Her talk will highlight the artifacts recovered so far, their cultural meaning and a brief interpretation of what two decades of work tells us about colonial piracy in general and Blackbeard, specifically.
Tickets will be available on-line and in person at the Durango Welcome Center box office until the day before the event. On September 14th, tickets may be purchased at the door starting at 6:00 PM, cash or check only. A limited number of books about Blackbeard and the Queen Anne’s Revenge, and about prior lecture topics, will be for sale before and after the lecture, cash or check only.
An additional $3.00 per ticket service fee will be added at the end of the transaction.