Anna Marguerite McCann, Ph.D.

Featured by National Geographic for her pioneering efforts in the use of state-of-the-art technology for marine archaeology, this world-class expert is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Boston University, a Research Associate at the Institute for Exploration at Mystic, CT, and the Archaeological Director for the Mediterranean Skerki Bank Deep Sea Project in collaboration with Robert D. Ballard of the Institute for Exploration. She was the Archaeological Director for the first JASON Project in 1989 that initiated the archaeological exploration of the deep sea floor with Turner Broadcasting and National Geographic. The JASON Project received the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award (1989) and the Computer World Smithsonian Award (1990).

Dr. McCann has received a plethora of other awards and distinctions, among them the Archaeology Institute of America's Gold Medal for 1998, prizes at The American Academy in Rome, the James R. Wiseman Award for outstanding archaeological publication (AIA), the Outstanding Book Award of the American Association of University Presses (1987), and the Children's Book Council Award (1990). She has authored a number of seminal essays and books, among them Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Roman Port and Fishery of Cosa, The Lost Wreck of the Isis, and Deep Water Archaeology. At present, she is working on two texts, The Deep-Sea Skerki Bank Shipwrecks, and The History of Underwater Archaeology and Technology. Dr. McCann has participated in many scholarly conferences and lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad.

HCS viewers can read and download a lecture on the Classical World and Hellenic Studies webpages that Dr. McCann authored and delivered for the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series at the University of New Hampshire: “Roman Shipwrecks from the Wine-Dark Sea.” A press release detailing this event is also archived on HCS: “Dr. Anna Marguerite McCann, International Expert in Marine Archaeology, Lectures to Capacity Crowd in New Hampshire.”

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