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ADMAT's Maritime Archaeological Work is to be shown at a special photographic exhibition at INALCO, Paris

You will find below invitation for the photographic exhibit

"Archéologue en Amérique".

Dr Francois Gendron of ADMAT-FRANCE, which is based at the Institut de Paléontologie Humaine, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, has with his colleagues at the museum, put on a special photo exhibit of archaeological work in Latin Americas (Mexico, Bolivia, Peru and Dominican Republic). This will be presented from December 6th to December 23 at the famous INALCO (Institut national des langues et civilisation Orientales) in Paris.

Our maritime archaeological scientific work is the main atraction for the photographs selected of the Dominican Republic. Also there are some photographs exhibited of the Monte Cristi Carnival, taken by the Team. Each presentation have archaeological part and anthropological part, to show relation and interest of archaeologists for the local peoples and their culture.

The Front of the invitations

The Front of the invitations

The back of the invitations

The back of the invitations

The poster for the special exhibit clearly showing ADMAT's maritime archaeological work. This work is undertaken for ONPCS and the Ministry of Culture as well as the Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales for the government of the Dominican Republic

The poster for the special exhibit clearly showing ADMAT's maritime archaeological work. This work is undertaken for ONPCS and the Ministry of Culture as well as the Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales for the government of the Dominican Republic

Confirmed Le Dragon is the American Privateer Washington!

The latest exciting news from the excellent research conducted by Florence Prudhomme, is that Le Dragon, the last French warship lost in action during the American Revolutionary War in 1783 on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, was in fact an English privateer Dragon and before that an American privateer Washington! So this ship fought under three flags.

The ex-voto model from 1783 presumed to be a three-dimensional representation   Le Dragon  , in the nave of the Capuchin Church at Ostend

The ex-voto model from 1783 presumed to be a three-dimensional representation Le Dragon, in the nave of the Capuchin Church at Ostend

Florence Prudhomme, who is a PhD student in her final year at the Sorbonne University in Paris, has devoted her PhD Thesis to the story of Le Dragon and the captain of the ship. Large amounts of excellent research have been undertaken by Florence who is one of the core members of ADMAT-FRANCE which is based at the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Institut de Paléontologie Humaine, in Paris.

Florence has published a paper in the Nautical Research Journal, which goes into some of her work on the change over from American to French. Please click here for the paper.

ADMAT will be conducting a maritime archaeological survey on Le Dragon during July 2018. For information on this historic survey and your chance to join the Team and take part click here Le Dragon.