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Medieval Ports, Ships and Sailors – Winchelsea 26/04/2015

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Medieval Ports, Ships and Sailors – Winchelsea 26/04/2015

On the 26th of April 2015, the Winchelsea Archaeological Society (WAS) and members of the archaeology department of the University of Southampton are holding a one-day conference titled ‘Medieval Ports, Ships and Sailors‘. The central theme of the day will be the changing relationships between medieval cargo ships, waterfront infrastructure and the built-up town environment.       Program:   09:00     Registration and coffee 10:00     Welcome by the Winchelsea Archaeological Society 10:10     Prof. David Hinton (University of...

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3 Funded PhDs in Maritime Archaeology at University of Southampton

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3 Funded PhDs in Maritime Archaeology at University of Southampton

  Three funded PhDs at University of Southampton: Understanding Maritime Futures https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=534715F4 History/Archaeology/Ship Science https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=534815F4 Prehistoric Archaeology & Oceanography...

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How to Pick a Masters Thesis Topic: Giving Your Career Trajectory

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How to Pick a Masters Thesis Topic Beginning graduate school is overwhelming. Graduate programs are not simply continuations of undergraduate degrees, but an introduction into academia- it is a process of acculturation. Undergraduate degrees open you to a range of potential jobs; conversely, graduate degrees put you on a specific track. There is no wrong Masters thesis per se, but if you realize that your degree is part of building a career(as opposed to setting yourself up for various and unrelated jobs) then you will understand why a thesis...

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Religion Aboard Ancient Ships

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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 still preserved — the archaeologists found a terracotta incense...

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

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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, preferably concerning the eastern Mediterranean. Only one scholarship...

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

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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 (INA) was founded and three years before it partnered with Texas...

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Job: Maritime Archaeologist, Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney, Australia

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Maritime Archaeologist OEH 341-14 To apply visit the job site here. Office of Environment and Heritage Location: Parramatta Job Grade/Classification: Ongoing Full-Time Employment Status: Ongoing Full-Time Vacancy Ref: OEH 341-14 Applications Close: Sunday, 26 October 2014 The primary objective of the position holder is to be a part of the Heritage Division Maritime Archaeology Team and to assist in the implementation of NSW Government Maritime Archaeology Program, the Office of Environment & Heritage Corporate Plan, and the NSW component...

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Shipwreck in Haiti Not the Santa Maria; much later vessel

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Shipwreck in Haiti Not the Santa Maria; much later vessel

The shipwreck claimed by Barry Clifford to be the Santa Maria is actually a much later vessel, UNESCO team finds. The presence of bronze or copper fasteners suggests a vessel from several centuries later. From the AP: “A report from the U.N. cultural agency released Monday concludes that a shipwreck found off northern Haiti could not be the Santa Maria, the lost flagship from Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the Western Hemisphere, as a U.S. explorer had claimed. UNESCO said a team of experts who explored the site at the...

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Tonga May Have Been a Vast Seafaring Empire

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Tonga May Have Been a Vast Seafaring Empire

Tonga May Have Been a Vast Seafaring Empire...

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Hellenistic shipwreck found in the the Black Sea

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Hellenistic shipwreck found in the the Black Sea

Hellenistic shipwreck found in the the Black Sea....

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CAA 2015 Maritime Session: Digital Frontiers in Maritime Archaeology

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CAA 2015 Maritime Session: Digital Frontiers in Maritime Archaeology

CAA 2015 Call for Papers: Digital Frontiers in Maritime Archaeology Session organized by the Centre for Maritime Archaeology Send abstracts to Crystal Safadi at...

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Possible warship find in the Black Sea

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Possible warship find in the Black Sea

Possible 1st century BC bireme warship found in the Black Sea, complete with ram....

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Contract archaeology firm SEARCH wins $20 million…

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Contract archaeology firm SEARCH wins $20 million Army Corps archaeology contract ow.ly/zSDKb

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Ancient naval ram found in Phanagoria reveals hist…

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Ancient naval ram found in Phanagoria reveals history of popular unrest in 63 B.C. ow.ly/zHgeJ

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