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Underwater Archaeology

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Underwater Archaeology

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Advisory Council on
Underwater Archaeology

ACUA Mentoring Opportunity 2023 SHA Lisbon

The ACUA Mentorship Program for the 2023 SHA Lisbon conference is designed to connect undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates, and early career professionals (Mentees) with established professionals (Mentors) currently working in the field of maritime archaeology to discuss research, professional aspirations, or simply to get acquainted. The program is not designed for the Mentee to shadow the Mentor throughout the SHA conference but to provide a window of time during which Mentee and Mentor can have one-on-one discussions. The list of 2023 ACUA Mentors is included in the attached Mentee Questionnaire.  If you are a student or early career professional and are interested in participating in this program during the 2023 SHA conference, please download and fill out the MENTORING QUESTIONNAIRE and send it to mentoring@acuaonline.org no later than December 16, 2022.

Sort-of-Annual Noble Duck Race 2023 Lisbon

The ACUA is hosting the 4th Sort-of-Annual Noble Duck Race in honor of the SHA 2023 Lisbon conference. All proceeds go directly to the ACUA’s student travel and scholarship programs (ACUA Student Awards). Owners of ducks winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in the final race will be awarded Starbucks gift cards in the amounts of $25, $15, and $10 (USD). Purchase your specially bred and trained duck today! Ten shiny U.S. dollars gets you one duck, and you may buy as many as you like. Increase your odds and fill your duck stable! Don’t miss out ducks will only be on sale until Friday, January 20, 5pm CST or until they sell out! Buy yours now!

ACUA Student Newsletter Fall 2022

Another great ACUA Student newsletter featuring student research, news about the Graduate Student forum in Lisbon, the ACUA student mentoring program in Lisbon, and more! Check it out.

Recent Deep Thoughts

Why and How to Get into GIS in Archaeology

Aleck Tan shares some great advice on GIS and how to get and/or increase those important career skills. Read all about it!

What is a GSA?

Lindsay Wentzel shares her experience and opportunities as a GSA in 2022 and the important goal of fostering international connections. Read all about it.

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.

Core Principles

Ethics, respect, diversity and equity 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, anti-harassment, and anti-racist policies among their memberships.

Vision Statement

The ACUA serves as an international advisory body on issues relating to underwater archaeology, conservation, and submerged cultural resources management. It is working to educate scholars, governments, sport divers, and the general public about underwater archaeology and the preservation of underwater resources.

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