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.

Intentionally Transformational: Continuing the Conversation
The ACUA, the Ocean Decade Heritage Network (ODHN), and the SHA UNESCO Committee organized a panel discussion during the SHA Virtual Annual Meeting, 06-09 January 2021.  Intentionally Transformational: Supporting the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development through a Conversation on Inclusion, brought together cultural heritage practitioners for a discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in maritime archaeology, and particularly in support of the seven Societal Outcomes of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Decade). This post complements and continues the discussion on the ODHN website addressing those important issues.  Check out this blog post  and share widely. 
George Bass In Memory 1932-2021
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