State Archaelogist Steve Claggett speaks at the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Laboratory April 30, during a celebration of a 10-year partnership with The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
Ron Mitchelson, ECU's interim vice chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, speaks at the event.
Mitchelson stands with, center, Susan Kluttz, Secretary of Cultural Resources for the State of North Carolina, and QAR laboratory director Sarah Watkins Kenney.
Artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge, believed to be the pirate Blackbeard's ship, are undergoing conservation procedures at the ECU lab.
Billy Ray Morris, Deputy State Archaeologist/Underwater, discusses plans for bringing up the artifacts remaining at the shipwreck site.