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.

Summer 2018 ACUA Student Newsletter

The Summer 2018 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 featuring summer projects from Florida to Saipan. Check it out! Summer 2018 ACUA Student Newsletter . To see all of the newsletters go to the ACUA Student page.

Jobs and Skills: The View from a Contemporary Graduate Student

Morgan Smith offers his best unsolicited, retrospective advice to those students pursuing archaeological research interests underwater. It is no secret that few job descriptions include underwater research and even fewer entail underwater excavation. Morgan delves into why it is important to focus on your archaeological roots and keep terrestrial excavation skills sharp. He backs it all up with quantifiable data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and drills down to jobs in anthropology and archaeology. Check out his blog. You might be surprised at what you’ll learn.

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