Bob Rutledge received his B.A. in Chemistry from Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota, and recently, another B.A. in Anthropology from The University of West Florida. After retirement from a career in social work and military service with the U.S. Navy, graduate studies in Maritime Archaeology present interesting and unique challenges. My field work includes two summer field schools in scientific diving, and a session of terrestrial training at the Arcadia Mill site project. My thesis work will involve a survey of the McDavid shipwreck, the riverine environment in the Escambia River Basin, and the cultural influences on, and interactions between people and waterways. Degree and focus: Historical Archaeology, Maritime.