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Advisory Council on
Underwater Archaeology

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Advisory Council on
Underwater Archaeology

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Advisory Council on
Underwater Archaeology

Recent Deep Thoughts

Which way does your compass point?

Ethics is not a sexy subject. Despite its importance and significance in archaeological sciences, ethics and ethical practices remain a much neglected and rarely discussed aspect of the profession. Marco tackles this very important issue in his thoughtful blog that has implications beyond our profession and impacts much of our lives.
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RMS Carpathia Auction

The RMS Carpathia auction is another example of the importance of keeping archaeological collections from shipwreck sites together. They can tell us so much more. Read Ashley’s blog.
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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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