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.
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.
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.