archaeological recording

Artefact photography in action
Today was yet another sunny day with winds in an unfavourable direction. This time, however, the plan was not another museum trip, but a day at the office. We had enough finds to process, and to start it all we had Amandine to tell us how to take care of […]

Hedvig Sophia 2011, Day 9

Discussing finds on deck...
The day started well and ended even better. We were divided as usual into three teams, that is the Nordwind team, the Bussard team and the home team. Caroline stayed home with Amandine, Anders, Padraig Bjorn and Christian were put on the Bussard and Xenius, Veronique Andre, Tony, David and […]

Hedvig Sophia 2011, Day 8

Diver filling the lifting bag used to remove ballast stones
My biological clock woke me up early, as it usually does, at 5:30. A warm shower was followed by breakfast, which seemed to offer some insight to what type of day it was going to be…a careless hand and cold spilt milk ended up in my lap, which was soon […]

Hedvig Sophia 2011, Day 7

Coming back after a long diving day...
After two days of lounging about on the beach in the sun, it was time for work again for the dive team on Hedvig Sophia. Conditions at sea were too tough for our boat the last two days, leaving us unsure whether we could go out this morning as well. […]

Hedvig Sophia 2011, Day 6

Group shot in front of the "Ehrenmal" in Laboe
Today the weather didn’t mean it well with us. The wind was too strong to go out on site. We had to stay at the camp doing some other important things. First task was to document the finds lifted yesterday. An “almost complete” grapeshot and a “maybe-a-pommel-of-a-dagger-or-a-sword-thing”. After a little […]

Hedvig Sophia 2011, Day 4

Water exit after ballast stone removal
Calm clear harbour waters concealed the vicious turbulent seas which besieged our brave divers who battled against the forces of nature. The superb diving and archaeological skills which every diver in the Germany fieldschool possessed was needed in rough seas. But all tasks where completed when the last of the […]

Hedvig Sophia 2011, Day 3

On Nordwind...
Since I have been sick since arriving to the mainland last weekend I haven’t been diving with the rest of the team. After two days of cooking, shopping, cleaning and other domestic chores needed for the group it was nice to come out to the Nordwind to do some real […]

Hedvig Sophia 2011, Day 2

Last week, our freshly qualified divers participated in a one day diving project in Schleswig harbour. The aim was to conduct a survey of the recently dredged seabed and collect loose ship timbers which had been impacted by the dredger for the heritage authority of Schleswig Holstein. The German TV […]

Diving in Schleswig

ZDF: Terra X- Kampf um die Ostsee
A 43min long documentary about the loss of the Hedvig Sophia is now online in the media library of the German TV channel ZDF. Although the documentary has a very historical, rather than archaeological focus, it gives a good insight into the events around the loss of the Swedish warship. […]

Hedvig Sophia Movie Online

Although not all project related blog posts are up, yet, a short update on media coverage: During the last week, the project team was visited by Rolf Lorenz, the finder of the Hedvig Sophia wreck site and a TV team from RTL:

Hedvig Sophia Project on RTL

I can add very little to the last post: So in the name of the Maritime Archaeology Programme, many thanks to all fieldschool participants, co-organisers and helpers!!!! Thanks to the Landesamt team: Martin Segschneider, Jan Fischer and Günther Stich for making this fieldschool possible and providing amazing support! We also […]

Hedvig Sophia Project