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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.

Big Changes Coming to ACUA Photo Contest 2015

The ACUA is pleased to announce its new and improved annual Photo Contest. For 2015 the ACUA has added three new categories:

  • Diversity: the image should capture a moment in time that reflects the collaborative, inclusive, and/or global nature of our discipline
  • Artist’s Perspective: hand or computer aided illustration of a site or artifact
  • Video: a 3-minute film about an aspect of your site or project

For the first time, the ACUA is including a People’s Choice Award – with online voting open to all SHA members – not just conference attendees! For more information click here

$7 million in Grants Available from National Maritime Heritage Act Grants Program

Over the next four years, 2014- 2017, $7 million is available through a maritime heritage grants program. Approximately $1.7 million is available for 2014.  Private non-profits, tribal, state and local governments may apply.Education projects can request $ 25-50,000; Preservation projects $50-200,000.

Deadline for the first round of proposals is September 23, 2014.

All grants require a matching share. Details and application procedures can be found on our 2014 grant program page at: http://www.nps.gov/maritime/grants/2014.htmProposals must be submitted on grants.gov.

NPS will host a grant workshop at the 10th Maritime Heritage Conference, to be held in Norfolk, VA, September 17-20, 2014. See www.nauticus.org/maritime/and click on “program” for more information.

ACUA Deep Thoughts Blog – The More We Change…

The 50th anniversary of the ACUA passed last year, and the new ACUA Chair Kim Faulk has asked a number of individuals, including several past ACUA Chairs, to contribute blogs to the Deep Thoughts series to celebrate this milestone and to reflect on what the ACUA has meant, and continues to mean, to each of us. Past chair Dr. Matthew Russell reflects on “The More We Change the More We Stay the Same” in this first blog in our series of anniversary blogs.

ACUA blogs are intended for a general audience and provide readers an opportunity to learn more about topics ranging from site research and preservation, to current events and general trends in underwater archaeology. Got a topic you want to know more about? Then send us an email and you may see it covered in a future blog post.

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