In collaboration with our special guests
“In The Footsteps of Basque Whalers” This expedition is a unique and exceptional experience at the confluence of adventure, history and science.
Four decades ago in Red Bay, the Canadian Robert Grenier and the Basque Manu Izagirre developed methods of studying subaquatic archeological in those cold waters that allowed to extract and study the remains of the Nao San Juan sunk in 1565 that have become the international standard for scientific research. This discovery, and their work, provided important evidence related to historical Basque culture and some of the earliest history of Europeans in the Americas. Both Mr. Grenier and Mr. Izagirre will be sharing their experiences and expertise with us throughout this expedition.
Latonia Hartery PhD. will be there to help us understand the historical contact shared by several cultures including the Basque in the area.
This expedition will be accompanied by a scientific work that will be developed with the collaboration of the Aranzadi Society of the Sciences.