Athena Trakadas provides an update on the recent UN Oceans Conference in Lisbon June 27-July 1, and reports on important steps forward to ensure the inclusion of cultural heritage. Read about it.
The Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage (APCONF) took place in Taiwan. Michelle Damain recaps the conference and provides a link to the proceedings. Check it out.
Ole Varmer and Dr. Josh Martin provide background and insights into the long running debate over salvage activities on RMS Titanic and the most recent attempt to recover the Marconi radio.
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.
The publication of the Underwater Archaeology Proceedings has been on a long and winding road, from the first effort in 1963 to the latest in 2021 in the midst of a global pandemic. Sheli Smith and Annalies Corbin provide a great recap.
Roberto Junco shares the interesting tale of the WII Canadian merchant ship SS Westbank Park loss and rediscovery off the island of Margarita, Baja California. INAH and the Kaxaan Nautical Foundation team up to make the discovery Read all about it!
Ethics is not a sexy subject. Despite its importance and significance in archaeological sciences, ethics and ethical practices remain a much neglected and rarely discussed aspect of the profession. Marco tackles this very important issue in his thoughtful blog that has implications beyond our profession and impacts much of our lives.
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