Aviation pioneers Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan vanished over the Pacific in 1937. Since 1988 The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has been doing archaeology on Nikumaroro, a remote, uninhabited island where evidence suggests Earhart and Noonan may have landed and died. Tom King, who served as TIGHAR’s senior archaeologist until 2018, describes their work and the evidence uncovered to date. This virtual event is limited to 100 participants.
About the Presenter
Tom King holds a PhD from U.C. Riverside, and was an organizer of the Society for California Archaeology. He is best known for his work and writings in Cultural Resource Management, but in 1989, on a whim, he became involved in TIGHAR’s search for Amelia Earhart. He has taken part in eight archaeological visits to Nikumaroro, the latest sponsored by National Geographic in 2019. He has co-authored a non-fiction account of TIGHAR’s work, plus two novels that imagine Earhart’s fate and the discovery of her remains.
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Virtual event on Zoom
Cost: Pay what you wish