Posts made in October, 2014

Religion Aboard Ancient Ships

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in News

New evidence that ancient Mediterranean sailors performed religious ceremonies and sacrifices on board their ships, according to new findings from a 2,000-year-old shipwreck. Using a deep sea mini-submarine, archaeologists of the Sicilian Sea Superintendency and Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) divers found the wreck and its cargo of jars at a depth of 420 feet in the waters of Sicily’s Aeolian islands. In the area of the bow — a portion of the wooden hull is...

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Honor Frost Foundation Scholarship (£ 10,000) Through University of Cyprus

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Funding, News

Honor Frost Foundation Scholarship (£ 10,000) Through University of Cyprus

The University of Cyprus and the Honor Frost Foundation are offering funding for MA students. Click here for the listing. Honor Frost Foundation Scholarship (£ 10,000) The scholarship is aimed at the students in the programme ‘ Field Archaeology on Land and under the Sea’, regardless of their admission year. The successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in maritime archaeology and a clear intention to write a dissertation about a maritime subject,...

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Pioneer maritime archaeologist W.A. “Sonny” Cockrell passes away at age 73

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in News

Pioneer maritime archaeologist W.A. “Sonny” Cockrell passes away at age 73

Wilburn “Sonny” Cockrell, a pioneering American maritime archaeologist, has passed away at age 73. Cockrell was notably one of the first underwater archaeologists to be concerned with human origins and the early peopling of the Americas rather than shipwrecks. As Florida’s state underwater archaeologist, Cockrell also taught maritime archaeology at Florida State University. These courses began in 1973, the same year the Institute for Nautical Archaeology...

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