MATH Marine Anthropology Modules

Nov 19

The Posts on this page are the summaries for the courses developed by Marine Archaeologist Yvonne-Cher Skye while living aboard the Mary and Bill of Rights in Chula Vista, California, U.S.A.. It consists of 21 aspects of Marine Anthropology which can be taught in a seminar single-day format or over an 18-week semester.

The supplemental materials will be available for purchase via paypal or credit card on her webpage located at the YGFI- Your Girl Friday International Website.  Links to individual modules and their introductions will be posted on this page, as well as on the Skye Research Page on YGFI’s website.

To gain a better understanding of the courses that are offered, please read the introduction page here.

Follow the links to the other posts which will provide links to the specific page on the website to purchase that module.  At the present time, they are provided as an entire package, which includes:

  • Course Outline
  • Glossary
  • Module
  • Notes
  • References available
  • Websites
  • Summary of course to promote to students and the public
  • Handouts
  • Video list of related topics

As well as each document is available for single purchase.

The purpose of these modules is to provide an unique educational opportunity which does not require formal educational training to conduct the course.  The idea of providing so many supplemental materials is to ensure satisfaction of the attendees of the course, as well as the boards or governing bodies of any organization that chooses to add these courses to their existing programs.  As stated in the introduction module this is only the skeleton of the courses, and it can stand alone as an introductory course, further more advanced courses will be developed in the future.

Ms. Skye has also developed modules for Climatology, Marine Science, and soon to be announced.

MATH 001 In the Beginning – Summary

MATH 002 Fabled Lands – Summary

MATH 003 Legendary Voyages – Summary

MATH 004 Sea Quests, Famous Expeditions and Explorers – Summary

MATH 005 Maritime History – Summary

MATH 006 Nautical Custom – Summary

MATH 007 Life at Sea – Summary

MATH 008 Famous Captains – Summary

MATH 009 Mutinies – Summary

MATH 010 Big Ships – Summary

MATH 011 Death and Disaster – Summary

MATH 012 Navigable Waters – Summary

MATH 013 Castaways and Survivors – Summary

MATH 014 Criminals – Summary

MATH 015 Myths – Summary

MATH 016 Mysteries – Summary

MATH 017 Monsters – Summary

MATH 018 Wraiths of the Sea – Summary

MATH 019 Superstitions and Beliefs – Summary

MATH 020 Famous Ships – Summary

MATH 021 Battles – Summary

The Chronicles of Sir Thomas Rhymer Oisin Leaf » 04.29.11: History of Captain Cook, Govinda, and Floods

Dec 22
Posted by lfpl Filed in Expeditions, Ships


Travels Down Under:
Learning about the History of Captain Cook …

Friday, April 29, 2011

* Brisbane, Queensland, Australia *


A restful evening at his Couchsurfing host’s home in Brisbane’s Artsy West End, the adventuring sailor apprentice was soon off back to work as tour guide for the HMB Endeavour. An evening of reviewing notes about the history of Captain Cook was his assignment so that he could present more well established knowledge about the adventures he took to find the mysterious land of Australia. He centered much of his research on this day over the cooking habits and history of the ship’s kitchen. A brilliant and bright day, his walk through Brisbane Square to the Eagle Pier was very pleasant. After work he explored a bit of the city to get a more proper grasp of his surrounding as well as different routes to work. That evening, he joined with his couchsurfing hosts for a very delicious vegetarian meal at Govinda’s at the downtown location to meet up with one of Lady Kristina and Kristiana’s friends. Exploring the downtown area, the adventuring crew then went to their friend’s house for a get together with drinks and conversation that was originally meant as a game night but was short-lived as they returned home to the flat for the rest of the evening. While at the friend’s home, some damages of the recent Brisbane flooding was shown as mushrooms were growing out of their living room floor from the saturation of the floors and walls still from the recent disaster.

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Brisbane flood damages, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
[ Chronicles: Exploring the West End ]
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The Chronicles of Sir Thomas Rhymer Oisin Leaf » 04.27.11: Off to Learn 18th Century Sailing; The HMB Endeavour

Dec 7
Posted by lfpl Filed in Expeditions, Life on the Sea, Ships

The Chronicles of Sir Thomas Rhymer Oisin Leaf » 04.27.11: Off to Learn 18th Century Sailing; The HMB Endeavour.

A Technogypsie’s Quest for the Land of the Young …



Travels Down Under:
Off to Learn 18th Century Sailing …

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

* Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia *


It was yet a very exciting and sad day for Sir Thomas Leaf. He was very excited to fly off to Brisbane to learn about 18th century sailing aboard the HMB Endeavour. Yet, he was very sad to depart from his new, yet very close friend from Down Under. Sir Bluey Bee had quite an impact on our adventurer. A friendship of explorers forever molded. Sir Bluey brought Sir Leaf to the Canberra Air Dragon Court for him to climb aboard the Virgin Blue Air Dragon. Aboard he went and out into the skies he flew, above Canberra and the rest of the Australia Capital Territory. Beautiful sights down below as he flew overhead of the amazing lands of Down Under. As he touched down into Brisbane, in the Brisbane Air Dragon Court he collected his bags and shuttled via the Airtrain Service to a pickup location where his Couchsurfing hosts picked him up. Lady Kristina and Lady Kristiana were hosting him. An amazing duo … he felt right at home with them with a kindred. They welcomed him with a gift of Tim Tams just as Sir Bluey Bee did when he arrived in Canberra. As they were off to work, Sir Thomas Leaf unpacked him bags and made himself at home, soon off to explore Brisbane and seek out the HMB Endeavour to see if it had arrived in port yet. He was also on a quest for some supplies. He explored and familiarized himself with Brisbane’s Artsy West End Neighborhood. Across the Victoria Bridge he headed downtown. As he was crossing through Brisbane Square there was an amazing farmer’s market going on, where he prized several fresh tomatoes, pineapple, cashews, avacadoes, and tea. Eagle Pier where the Endeavour was to be docked. There she was in her Majestic glory Sir Thomas was impressed and excited as he would be climbing aboard her tommorrow. He sought out if any of the staff was around, found some, and made introductions to get a good set on the time to meet tommorrow. He was extremely excited as since his premonition of Pirate Relief he has been immersing himself in the explorations of the sea and becoming a seaman. Afterwards, he grabbed himself a Chai at the local Starbucks to get in some chai n’ wifi. Once Lady Kristina and Lady Kristiana were off from work, he met back up with them for an evening of introductions. In their tiny studio, they made him comfortable with an air bed in the living room and bid him a good night’s sleep.

[ Chronicles: Tracing Captain Cook’s Footsteps ]