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Exploring Great Lakes Shipwrecks: Interview with Keith Meverden, underwater archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

How did you become interested in science as a career?

I always knew that I wanted to be in science. Originally I thought that I was going to be in physics or engineering. However, the more I explored history and archaeology, the more I was fascinated with the mysteries of the past.

I think the reason I like archaeology so much is because I have the opportunity to use a variety of sciences while "doing" archaeology. We use math and physics while we dive, geometry and geography when we produce our maps, and chemistry and biology when we conserve artifacts. Also, we are often studying the history of science and technology: How did this steam engine work, why was this material better for building ships, and so on.

 

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