At the center of the Queen Anne's Revenge project is archaeological exploration and preservation.
Field expeditions generally take place each fall when weather conditions are most favorable for work at the site. The length of the field season can range from a few days to 12 weeks. The 2012 field season began on Tuesday, September 4, and ends on Friday, October 26. You can check out the plan for this year's dive here.
The annual dives are only the beginning of the conservation process. Artifacts are conserved year round at the Underwater Archaeology Branch's lab in Greenville.
We produce a variety of materials to keep you informed about our conservation efforts. Our blog features weekly updates from the crew. The site map shows the wreck and its location across the seabed. An interactive graphic shows some of the different artifacts we've recovered, as does the artifacts section of this site. Our newsletters, press highlights, newsroom and reports showcase the work we do. And as always, you can contact us with any questions you might have.