Eric Swanson is a graduate student whom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology in 2009 from Georgia Southern University. He has enjoyed working on archaeological sites from North Carolina to Northwest Florida throughout his academic career, and looks forward to the engaging field of Maritime Archaeology in its an historic context. His passions lie within the detailed inner-workings of social systems, and the seamless ties among cultural groups and their relations. While intrigued by the application of holism to applied and social sciences, Eric looks forward to being engaged to all aspects of culture through historic archaeological contexts. Degree and focus: Historical Archaeology, Maritime.