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Are you interested in ships and seafaring, history, early man, and archaeology? Covering nearly 3/4 of the Earth’s surface, water is the source of all life on our planet. Beneath the surface of our oceans, lakes, rivers, and wetlands lies a physical record of humankind preserved in prehistoric and historic shorelines, shipwrecks, inundated cities, harbors, and other traces of our past.

Dive into our web site and discover for yourself the many facets of underwater archaeology and the people and projects worldwide that are involved in this fascinating field.

2015 ACUA Underwater Archaeology Proceedings Early Registration Open

We hope that you will be joining us at the SHA Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Seattle. If you are attending and presenting a paper on underwater archaeology we would like to remind you that your paper could also be published in the 2015 ACUA Underwater Archaeology Proceedings. Early registration is now open. REGISTER NOW  Authors will receive a confirmation email with additional details after signing up.

Big Changes Coming to ACUA Photo Contest 2015

The ACUA is pleased to announce its new and improved annual Photo Contest. For 2015 the ACUA has added three new categories:

  • Diversity: the image should capture a moment in time that reflects the collaborative, inclusive, and/or global nature of our discipline
  • Artist’s Perspective: hand or computer aided illustration of a site or artifact
  • Video: a 3-minute film about an aspect of your site or project

For the first time, the ACUA is including a People’s Choice Award – with online voting open to all SHA members – not just conference attendees! For more information click here

Deadline for digital upload for People’s Choice extended to December 20. There is still time to enter!

ACUA Deep Thoughts Blog – No Need to Feel Isolated

The 50th anniversary of the ACUA passed last year, and the new ACUA Chair Kim Faulk has asked a number of individuals to contribute blogs to the Deep Thoughts series to celebrate this milestone and to reflect on what the ACUA has meant, and continues to mean, to each of us. Past board member Dr. Dolores Elkin reflects on “No Need to Feel Isolated” in this blog in our series of anniversary blogs.

Submerged Cultural Resources Workshop 2015

The next Submerged Cultural Resources Awareness Workshop will be held during the annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For more information download the workshop flyer: ACUA Workshop Flyer2015 This workshop is certified by RPA and provides CPE credits.

ACUA Student – Winter 2014  Quarterly Newsletter Now Available

This edition has features on the Florida Public Archaeology Network, student research on the human remains from the Swedish warship Vasa, and information on the upcoming SHA 2015. Visit the ACUA website ACUA Student page to make sure you have the latest edition!

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