Director of ECU Archaeology Labs to talk on pirate myths vs. reality

Captain Jack SparrowHow do romanticized stories of piracy in movies compare with the harsh realities of a buccaneer’s violent, blood-thirsty lifestyle? The answers may surprise you. Dr. Ewen’s examination of historical documents and the archaeological record suggests that maybe Hollywood hasn’t gotten it all wrong.

The program A Pirate’s Life for Me? will take place on Saturday, June 27, at 2 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History.