Beneath the waters of New York State lie hundreds of shipwrecks, but did you know there are also submerged landscapes, places that were once dry land? Some of these places were drowned intentionally, including several villages in the Catskill Mountains that were destroyed to create reservoirs to meet New York City’s water needs. Other, more ancient landscapes have been drowned by rising sea levels. Join archaeologist Dr. Daria Merwin for a look at some of the state’s submerged landscapes and learn about the potential for underwater archaeology at these sites.
This program includes a 20-minute talk followed by brief Q&A. Participants are welcomed to bring their lunches.