Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Welcome!

Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Welcome!

Welcome members of Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology!

MaritimeArchaeology.com is your center for information on underwater research. While you are probably looking for the glossary and the diagrams of ships' parts, here are a few other highlights that you may want to check out.

  • Where can I learn more, get underwater training, or possibly become a professional maritime archaeologist? Check out the education section.
  • Looking for the latest news on underwater discoveries? Check out the news section, as well as find us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Check out the Ships Fastenings section to learn how all those timbers were put together.
  • Interested in a certain type of submerged site? Go to the research section and select your topic of interest- such as underwater aircraft!
  • Are you wondering about the shipwreck in the course image? It is a 4th century AD shipwreck that was traveling from North Africa and sank off the coast of Albania. It was discovered by RPM Nautical Foundation, a nonprofit that has found dozens of ancient shipwrecks. Learn more about RPM Nautical Foundation here.
  • Ready to dive in, but aren't sure what diving qualifications you may need? Check out the dive safety page.
  • What are the rules and laws governing underwater archaeological sites? Check out the maritime law section.

MaritimeArchaeology.com is still under construction, so please bare with us. If there is something you want to know more about but can't find on the site, do us a big favor and let us know! We can be reached at [email protected] Thanks!

For visitors who are not enrolled in the course, Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds is a free online course offered through the University of Southampton and FutureLearn. It begins May 25, 2015, but it is never too late to join.

Stay a little while and have a look around!

Oseberg Viking Ship from Norway

Oseberg Viking Ship from Norway

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