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Donny L. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Donny Hamilton is native of Texas. In 1967, at Texas Tech University, he received a Bachelor's of Arts in Anthropology . Later in 1975, Hamilton received his Doctorate in Anthropology at the University of Texas. Since 1978 he has been a faculty member of the Nautical Archeology Program at Texas A&M University. He specializes in underwater archeology, North American prehistoric and historic archeology, and artifact conservation and restoration.
Donny Hamilton pioneered many of the new techniques used today by Archeologists who implement his procedures to help in the conservation and restoration process. His work in the field has not only given the world a greater understanding of the artifacts which he excavates but have also won him international acclaim. Donny Hamilton's list of projects includes the excavation of the infamous Port Royal, the excavation of a shipwreck of the Spanish Fleet from 1554, and his most recent project, the conservation and restoration of the French explorer, La Salle's, Belle. Presently Dr. Hamilton teaches courses in historical archeology and artifact conservation at Texas A&M University.