QAR Lab: The Science of Archaeology and Conservation


Pirates, canoes, and science, oh my! Come out to the annual Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Lab's Open House to experience ongoing archaeological conservation. Learn how conservators and archaeologists use chemistry, physics, technology, and more to recover and conserve artifacts through fun hands-on activities and educational demonstrations. Encounter artifacts from Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge, formerly the French slave-trading vessel La Concorde. Examine a 400-year-old dugout canoe from Eastern NC, and learn more about the science require to record and care for local history! Be an archaeological conservator for a day and discover how interdisciplinary, scientific research is bringing North Carolina History back to live at this free, educational event! This is an official event of the NC Science Festival.