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.

2016 ACUA Underwater Archaeology Proceedings Registration Open!

If you are presenting a paper on underwater archaeology at the SHA Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Washington, D.C. your paper is eligible to be published in the 2016 ACUA Underwater Archaeology Proceedings. REGISTER NOW

This publication is intended to highlight your work, making it publicly available at next year’s SHA Conference in Washington DC.

Registration of intent is open until 10 February 2016. Manuscript submissions are absolutely due on or before 1 March 2016.  Register for the 2016 Underwater Archaeology Proceedings. Authors will receive additional information after registration.

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