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.

Benchmarking and Job Skills in Underwater Archaeology

Jennifer McKinnon is tackling one of the main issues in underwater archaeology, job skills.  There has been little opportunity for the field of underwater archaeology, particularly in the US, to discuss university education, employer needs, and student expectations.Together with a team of ACUA members they conducted a multi-year survey to understand these needs. Check out Jen’s blog and download the slide show.

Spring 2018 ACUA Student Newsletter

The Spring ACUA Student newsletter is out! Keilani Jordan, Tara van Niekerk,  and Morgan Smith, our Graduate Student Associate members, have produced another interesting and informative newsletter including a conference recap, upcoming meetings of interest, student-led project updates, and more. Check it out! Spring 2018 ACUAStudentNewsletterV6I1. To see all of the newsletters go to the ACUA Student page.

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