Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Underwater archaeology update Looking a little deeper
Joe Zarzynski is an underwater archaeologist — a combination of Jacques Cousteau and Indiana Jones.

The executive director of the Bateaux Below — a group dedicated to identifying, protecting and publicizing the hidden historic wonders at the bottom of Lake George — Zarzynski, a 6-foot-5 athletic scholar with the smile of an excited child, has both Cousteau’s passion for conservation and education, and Jones’s hunger for discovery and adventure.

“The end result of all archaeology should be to get the information out to the public and to researchers and academics,” Zarzynski said. “We have a motto: A story is not a story until a story is told.”