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.

UN Decade of Ocean Science

Marco Meniketti reports on an exciting United Nations initiative – The Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The goal is to bringing together ocean stakeholders worldwide with a common framework. The impetus is ensuring ocean science can fully support countries in the achievement of the sustainable development goals. This important effort to awaken nations to the increasingly desperate situation of our oceans and provide an avenue for educating the public about the importance of maritime heritage and increasing protections for archaeological sites. Check out his blog at: The United Nations: The Decade of Ocean Science

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.

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