Silver Taps Notification
Roger Smith '81
June 1, 2020 11:46 AM
updated: June 1, 2020 11:50 AM
Dr. Roger C. Smith '81
May 03, 1949 - May 03, 1949
Dr. Roger C. Smith served for three decades as Florida's State Underwater Archaeologist. He received his doctorate at Texas A&M University and has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses at Florida State University and the University of West Florida.
Smith has directed a number of surveys and
excavations throughout Florida and has worked extensively in the Caribbean, Mexico, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Africa. He has published widely in the field of nautical archaeology and is the author of Vanguard of Empire: Ships of Exploration in the Age of Columbus,
An Atlas of Maritime Florida, and The Maritime Heritage of the Cayman Islands. He also is the editor of Submerged History: Underwater Archaeology in Florida, and Florida's Lost Galleon: The Emanuel Point Shipwreck.