Aircraft

An Underwater Museum of Aviation

Learn about sunken aircraft and the issues of this burgeoning field.

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Ethnoarchaeology

Maritime Cultures Today

From Egypt’s traditional boats to seaweed farms in Zanzibar,¬†Maritime ethnography seeks to understand how people make their lives on and alongside the...

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Ships

Wrecks, Abandonments & Watercraft

Watercraft in every form, from shipyard to shipwreck to ships’ graveyards.

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Information

What is maritime archaeology or archeology? What is it like working underwater? Where can I find people and projects? Get the basics and more here.

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Research

Looking for information on archaeological sites, historical sources, or collaborators? Find them here, arranged by research topic.

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Education

Are you thinking about maritime archaeology as a career? Find out about universities, training programs, and field schools here.

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Science

Science

&Exploration

Maritime archaeology straddles the social and earth sciences, drawing on multidisciplinary evidence to form a picture of the past. Archaeologists use geophysics to explore the ocean depths while robots dive deeper than ever to discover long lost sites. Radiocarbon dating, isotope analysis, and 3D recording are providing breakthroughs that leads us to revaluate what we know about the people in the past, as well as what we know about ourselves. Scientific data in hand, archaeologists are able to apply anthropological theory and interpretation to understand how cultures lived, interacted, and died. MaritimeArchaeology.com brings you this vibrant intersection of the sciences and how underwater research is pushing the boundaries of the unknown.

Discovery

Discovery

&Science

The thrill of archaeology is in discovery. From small things forgotten to past ways of life, finding history in unexpected locations is the draw for many people. Oceans, lakes, rivers, and underwater caves contain mysteries awaiting discovery. Join the search through MaritimeArchaeology.com and experience the excitement of uncovering the past because, as Peter Throckmorton wrote, the sea remembers.

Exploration

Exploration

&Discovery

The world has been condensed in this modern age; blank spots were mapped, parts labeled, and mysteries explained. However, the world’s oceans and water systems remain the last great unknown. We know as little about the deep ocean or underwater caves systems as we do about the surface of the Moon. Underwater exploration remains the most exciting and enticing adventures left to us. This website introduces you to the explorers and encourages you to undertake exploration.

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