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Underwater Archaeology

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Underwater Archaeology

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2023 Photo & Video Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations and thank you to all of the photographers and videographers for submitting 44 amazing photographs and 3 great videos! To see all of the images and videos and the winning entries go to Photo Contest 2023 and share the results with your friends and colleagues. You made the Lisbon contest one of the best ever!

Sort-of-Annual Noble Duck Race 2023

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 2023 Underwater Archaeology Proceedings Sign Up

Will you present a paper at the 2023 SHA Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology on a topic relating to underwater archaeology? We would like to remind you that your paper is eligible to be published in the 2023 ACUA Underwater Archaeology Proceedings. Submissions from students are especially encouraged! Registration is now open and you must register intent to submit by February 10, 2023, in order to be considered. Start the process here at ACUA Proceedings, with everything you need to know.

ACUA Student Travel Award Winners 2023 – Congratulations

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Travel Award

Megan Crutcher is the winner of the 2023 ACUA & RECONN Offshore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Student Travel Award for the Lisbon, Portugal conference. Learn more about this award and meet Megan.

L-R: Ashley Lemke (ACUA Chair), Megan Crutcher, Michael Krivor (RECONN Offshore), Julie Schablitsky (SHA President)

George R. Fischer Student Travel Award

Lindsay Wentzel and Dominic Bush are the winners of the 2023 George R. Fischer Student Travel award for the Lisbon, Portugal conference. Learn more about this award and meet Lindsay and Dominic.

L-R: Dominic Bush, Ashley Lemke (ACUA Chair), Lindsay Wentzel, Julie Schablitsky (SHA President)

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

ACUA Call for Nominations: 2024-2026 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, 2023.

International Cooperation at Port Royal, Jamaica

Roberto Junco shares his insights and results of international cooperation between Mexico and Jamaica at the important site of Port Royal. Read 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.

Support provided by the Society for Historical Archaeology

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