Ben Ford is the Chair of the Anthropology Department and a Professor specializing in maritime and historical archaeology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His Ph.D. from Texas A&M University was preceded by several years of cultural resource management experience and degrees from the College of William and Mary and the University of Cincinnati. He recently published The Shore is a Bridge: The Maritime Cultural Landscape of Lake Ontario, and has edited the Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology and The Archaeology of Maritime Landscapes. His current research focuses on 18th-century connections across the Mid-Atlantic region and includes work at Historic Hanna’s Town, the first British county seat west of the Allegheny Mountains, and Fort Necessity National Battlefield, as well as underwater archaeology work in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. This talk will touch base on the discovery of a Durham Boat in Oneida Lake.