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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.

Submerged Cultural Resources Workshop 2018

The next Submerged Cultural Resources Awareness Workshop will be held during the annual SHA Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 9 am to 5 pm. For more information download the workshop flyer: ACUAWorkshopFlyer2018. This workshop is certified by RPA and provides CPE credits.

Archaeological Photo & Video Competition 2018

It is that time of year again when thoughts turn to Fall and a change of seasons. What is there to look forward to? No, not football! It is the ACUA Annual Photo & Video Competition!

Dig through those project photos, select the best ones, and submit your entries! We had a record turnout last year and are excited to see your photos and videos in New Orleans!

Deadline for entries: December 15

Hopeful Developments in California Underwater Archaeology

California has a long, but largely unrecognized, maritime history. Dr. Marco Meniketti reflects on hopeful developments in California and efforts to recognize this important part of the State’s rich history. Check out his blog

New Graduate Student Associate Members and the 2018 Fischer Student Travel Award

The ACUA is very pleased to announce our new Graduate Student Associate Members, Tara van Niekerk and Morgan Smith! Get acquainted with Tara and Morgan and join us in welcoming them.

The winner of the 2018 George Fischer International Student Travel Award is Maria Ktori from Nicosia, Cyprus. Read all about Ms. Ktori and be sure to catch her paper at the conference!

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