Are you interested in ships and seafaring, history, early man, and archaeology? Covering nearly 3/4 of the Earth’s surface, water is the source of all life on our planet. Beneath the surface of our oceans, lakes, rivers, and wetlands lies a physical record of humankind preserved in prehistoric and historic shorelines, shipwrecks, inundated cities, harbors, and other traces of our past.

Dive into our web site and discover for yourself the many facets of underwater archaeology and the people and projects worldwide that are involved in this fascinating field.

New Graduate Student Associate Member Aleck Tan

The ACUA is very pleased to announce our new Graduate Student Associate Member, Aleck Tan. Get acquainted with Aleck and join us in welcoming her.

Winter 2018 ACUA Student Newsletter

The Winter ACUA Student newsletter is out! Keilani Jordan, Tara van Niekerk,  and Morgan Smith, our Graduate Student Associate members, have produced another interesting and informative newsletter. It highlights an International Doctoral student with their research in Senegal, conference updates, announcements, and reminders about the upcoming SHA (Society for Historical Archaeology) conference in St. Charles, MO.  Check it out! ACUAStudentNewsletterV6I3. To see all of the newsletters go to the ACUA Student page.

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