QAR Lab: The Science of Archaeology and Conservation


Pirates, archaeology, 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, art, 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 artifacts recovered from eastern NC and learn more about how science and the arts meet 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 life at this free, educational event! An official event of the NC Science Festival.