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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.

ACUA 2018 George Fischer Student Travel Award

The Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology is pleased to announce the 2018 ACUA George Fischer Student Travel Award. This award of $1,000 (USD) will be offered to help fund travel costs for the upcoming 2018 SHA Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The award will be granted to an international student presenting a paper on an underwater or maritime archaeology topic at this conference. International students are considered to be those students residing in a country other than the country where the conference is being held. For full details download the 2018 Announcement ACUA Fischer Student Travel Award. Deadline for applications: September 15, 2016.

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New Blog and the Spring 2017  Student Newsletter

If you are an international student interested in attending the SHA Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, check out the blog by ACUA board member James Spirek. In “Fostering the Exchange of Ideas” James give you some history of the award, features past recipients, and explains how you can apply for the George Fischer Student Travel Award!

Our graduate student associate members, Arlice Marionneaux and Keilani Hernandez, have once again produced a great newsletter diving into the panel discussion  on the “ACUA’s Maritime Archaeology Job Market Survey” held during the 2017 SHA conference.  Check it out: Spring 2017 ACUAStudentNewsletter V5I1

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