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.

Archaeological Photo Festival Call for Entries

SHA members and conference attendees are invited to participate in the annual Archaeological Photo Festival Competition and People’s Choice Award to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, January 4-8, 2017

Get all the details and download the revised guidelines.
Deadline for entries December 15

ACUA Student – Quarterly Newsletter Fall 2016

NewGif_transparent_thumbnailThe Fall 2016 quarterly newsletter ACUA Student is now available! Visit the ACUA Student page to get the latest and all past editions. This issue has features on advocacy and archaeology, a research summary from our 2016 George Fischer Student Travel Award Winner, and award opportunities for students at the upcoming SHA 2017 meeting. Enjoy!

Core Principles

Ethics, respect, diversity and equality are the core principles around which we should all strive to lead our professional and personal lives. The ACUA strongly encourages all professional organizations to promote ethical principles, non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies among their memberships.


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