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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

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Advisory Council on
Underwater Archaeology

ACUA 2024 Underwater Archaeology Proceedings Sign Up

Did you present a paper at the 2024 SHA Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology on a topic relating to underwater archaeology?  If you presented, we would like to remind you that your paper is eligible to be published in the 2024 ACUA Underwater Archaeology Proceedings. Submissions from students are especially encouraged!

Registration is now open and you must register intent to submit by March 1, 2024, in order to be considered. Start the process here: ACUA Proceedings Sign Up

ACUA 2024 Photo & Video Contest Winners

Congratulations and thank you to all of the photographers and videographers for submitting 57 amazing photographs and 5 great videos! To see all of the images and videos and the winning entries go to Photo Contest 2024 and share the results with your friends and colleagues. You made the Oakland contest one of the best ever! The videos are viewable on the ACUA YouTube Channel . While you are there, check out our other great video submissions.

5th Sort-of-Annual Noble Duck Race Winners!

The results are in! The winners are: 1st place – Dave Ball, 2nd Place – James Royle, 3rd place – Steve Brown. Thank you everyone for joining in on all the fun!

2024 ACUA Student Travel Awards – Congratulations

George R. Fischer Student Travel Award

Iness Bernier and Leah Tavisi are the winners of the 2024 George R. Fischer Student Travel award for the Oakland, California conference. Learn more about this award and meet Iness and Leah.

Both awards are part of the ACUA’s efforts to expand opportunities for students.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Travel Award

Dante B. Petersen Stanley is the winner of the 2024 ACUA & RECON Offshore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Student Travel Award for the Oakland, California conference. Learn more about this award and meet Dante.

Recent Deep Thoughts

The ACUA’s 50th Anniversary: Learning from the Past to Build the Future

Allyson Ropp reflects on the ACUA’s 50th Anniversary Symposium during the Oakland 2024 SHA Conference. Read all about what we’ve learned and where we want to go.

ACUA Call for Nominations: 2025-2028 Term

The ACUA elects board members on a four year rotating basis and each year, three positions become available. If you or someone you know might be interested in standing for election, read Kendra’s blog to learn what’s involved and how to reach out to the Board with your expression of interest. Deadline February 15, 2024.

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.

Support provided by the Society for Historical Archaeology

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