Author to present pirate lecture in Bath
Published 6:24 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2016
From Historic Bath State Historic Site
BATH — Historic Bath State Historic Site will host a lecture on Saturday, March 5, 2016, given by Dr. Charles Ewen, anthropology professor at East Carolina University and director of the Phelps Archaeology Laboratory. This exciting lecture, entitled “Pieces of Eight — Digging Up Pirates,” will be begin at 10 a.m. at the visitor center. Ewen will offer his view of pirates from an archaeological perspective and will focus on material, culture and archival research from a new book recently co-edited by Ewen. The book is entitled “Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Pirates.”
Ewen is the author or editor of six books, including “Searching for the Roanoke Colonies” (with Tom Shields) and “X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Pirates.” He is currently working on a book with Tom Shields, “Roanoke Reconsidered: What Happened to the Lost Colony.” His research interests focus mainly on historical archaeology, and he has directed several archeological projects at Historic Bath in the past.
Saturday’s event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Elizabeth Midyette at the Historic Bath State Historic Site at 252-923-3971.