Part of an elk antler, found a few decades ago during the dredging of a navigational channel south of Skallingen (the entrance to Esbjerg channel).

Open Maritime Archaeology Day!


The first Open Maritime Archaeology Day took place at the Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet/Saltvandsakvariet in Esbjerg on January 30, 2016.

This past Saturday, interested members of the public had the opportunity to bring in unusual objects from their backyards, grandmothers’ attics, and walks along the beach. Students and archaeologists from the Maritime Archaeology Programme and Strandingsmuseum St. George in Thorsminde were able to share their knowledge by helping identify the unusual objects and raise awareness of Denmark’s maritime cultural heritage. Read more about the day on MASE’s webpage.

Thanks to members of MASE, Kaspar Sparvath, and the staff of Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet for a succesful day. We look forward to starting a tradition.

A resident of Esbjerg shares a find with MASE members Katrine and Ida. See the find below.

A resident of Esbjerg shares a find with MASE members Katrine and Ida. See the find below.

Part of an elk antler, found a few decades ago during the dredging of a navigational channel south of Skallingen (the entrance to Esbjerg channel).

Part of an elk antler, found a few decades ago during the dredging of a navigational channel south of Skallingen (the entrance to Esbjerg channel).

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