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.

Volunteers in Maritime Preservation

Marco Meniketti not only gives a ‘shout out’ to the many volunteers that help in projects large and small, but he challenges us all to use them more. He also points out the difference that a single dedicated volunteer can make in preserving our shared maritime heritage. Read all about it!

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.

Spring 2019 ACUA Student Newsletter

The Spring ACUA Student newsletter is out! Tara van Niekerk,  Morgan Smith, and Aleck Tan our Graduate Student Associate members, have produced another interesting and informative newsletter. It highlights a survey of African American archaeologists by Joel Cook, the Greek world view of the sea and their role by Emily DeBiase, the results of the ACUA mentoring symposium, conference updates,  and the 2019 Archaeological photo contest winners.  Check it out! ACUAStudentNewsletterV7I1_2019. To see all of the newsletters go to the ACUA Student page.

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Ethics, respect, diversity and equality are the core principles around which we should all strive to lead our professional and personal lives. The ACUA strongly encourages all professional organizations to promote ethical principles, non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies among their memberships.


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