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Asia-Pacific Regional Conference Interview with Dr. Emad Khalil

September 6, 2011

The folks at the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage have sent out their September press release.  This month’s release contains an interview with Dr. Emad Khalil, Director of the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage in Alexandria Egypt.  You can read the interview here.

For more information on the upcoming conference in Manila please visit their website at:

Thank you to Mark Staniforth and Emily Jateff for sending this in to the Underwater Blogger.


Patrimonio Cultural Subacuático y Maritimo en el Peru – Por Carlos E. Ausejo

August 16, 2011

El Centro Peruano de Arqueología Marítima y Subacuática (CPAMS), se formo a finales del año 2010 y esta formado actualmente por 4 miembros fundadores y una investigadora asociada, buscamos formar un equipo multidisciplinario aunque por el momento solo somos arqueólogos. El CPAMS tiene como objetivo promover la investigación científica arqueológica en ambientes marítimos subacuáticos, medios  fluviales, lacustres, sus zonas terrestres de  interacción así como el impacto del paisaje marítimo en el desarrollo de las sociedades a lo largo del tiempo. Buscamos difundir, proteger, preservar, conservar y poner en valor nuestro patrimonio natural y arqueológico distribuido en 2250 km del litoral pacífico, ríos, lagos costeros y de altura por medio de programas educativos para arqueólogos y talleres de sensibilización y desarrollo social.

La importancia de la arqueología marítima y subacuática en el Perú está en el extraordinario estado de conservación de materiales, que permite acceder a un tipo de información no registrada anteriormente (en el caso prehispánico) así como contrastar las fuentes escritas (época colonial y republicana). Read the rest of this entry ?


Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage in Peru – By Carlos E. Ausejo

August 16, 2011

The Peruvian Centre for Maritime and Underwater Archaeology (CPAMS) was started at the end of 2010 and is currently made up of four founding members and an associate researcher. We intend to form a multidisciplinary team although at present we are still only archaeologists. The aim of the CPAMS is to promote scientific archaeological research in underwater maritime environments, rivers and lakes, their interaction areas on land as well as the impact that the maritime landscape has on society’s development over time. We seek to disseminate information on, protect, preserve, and conserve our natural and archaeological heritage that is distributed over the 2250km of the Pacific coastline, rivers, coastal and highland lakes and make it valued, by way of organizing educational programs for archaeologists as well as workshops on social development and awareness.

The importance of maritime and underwater archaeology in Peru lies in the extraordinary state of preservation of the materials which allows access to information not previously recorded (in the case of pre-Hispanic findings) as well as by contrasting findings with written sources. (Colonial and Republican era) Read the rest of this entry ?


Final Deadline for Inaugural Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage

June 28, 2011

Dear potential conference participant,

The deadline for paper proposals (abstracts) for the Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM) Inaugural Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage is Thursday 30 June 2011 and that is fast approaching.

PLease either send your paper proposals to me through the website submission system or directly to:




The Inaugural Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage

June 16, 2011

The Third and Final Call for Papers is now available on the Conference Organization page see:

DEADLINE for submission of paper proposals is 30 June 2011

The Conference Organizers are now accepting applications for financial assistance for paper presenters to attend the conference. In order to be eligible for financial assistance you must have proposed a paper and had it accepted for presentation at the conference. To apply for financial assistance complete the form at:

The Conference registration fees are now available at:

Accepted paper proposals for each of the 11 (and soon to be 12) sessions are
available on the Conference Organization page see, for example:

For the latest news about the Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM) Inaugural
Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage see:

Adjunct Associate Professor Mark Staniforth
Chair – Scientific Committee
On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee
See the Conference website at:


The Australian Historic Shipwreck Protection Project Receives Grant

June 14, 2011

Mark Staniforth has sent word that he along with Chief Investigators: Prof Peter M Veth, Mr Anthony J Barham and Partner Investigators: Dr Ian MacLeod, Vicki Richards will working on:The Australian historic shipwreck protection project: the in situ preservation and reburial of a colonial trader – Clarence (1850) LP110200184

Project Summary

The project will use cutting-edge technology to study and preserve an early colonial shipwreck at risk and develop a world-class strategy for the reburial and preservation of endangered historic shipwrecks. The project will help develop new national policy and technical guidelines for site managers of historic shipwrecks and offer new insights into colonial shipbuilding.

The project was awarded:

ARC Linkage Grant

2011 $150,000.00
2012 $210,000.00
2013 $100,000.00
2014 $ 40,000.00

Partner/Collaborating Organisation(s)  Australian National Maritime Museum, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Department of the Chief Minister , NSW Department of Planning, Norfolk Island Museum, Northern Territory Government, Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania, QLD Department of Environment and Resource Management,
THE AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE FOR MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY, Victoria Department of Planning and Community Development, Western Australian Museum

Administering Organisation The Australian National University

Congratulations to the team.


2nd Call for Papers for The Inaugural Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, Nov 2011

May 24, 2011

The MUA is proud to support the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage.  The deadline for their second call for papers is 30 June 2011.  This is an excellent opportunity to exchange and disseminate information about underwater cultural heritage and underwater archaeology in Asia, the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
This conference aims to:

  • exchange and disseminate information about underwater cultural heritage in Asia and the countries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans
  • facilitate professional development for underwater archaeologists and underwater cultural heritage managers in the Asia-Pacific region
  • provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas about and approaches to underwater cultural heritage and underwater archaeology
  • publish the proceedings both online and in print and disseminate to a wide audience

You can read more about this historic conference to be held in Manila, Philippines here:


Caesarea Coastal Archaeological Project

April 29, 2011

The Caesarea Coastal Archaeological Project is host a summer field school to be taught by:

Beverly Goodman: geoarchaeologist (University of Haifa),
Hendrik Dey: classical archaeologist (Hunter College, CUNY),
Jacob Sharvit: coastal archaeologist (Head of the Hatter Archaeological Laboratory),
Michal Artzy: (University of Haifa),
Norman Krischer: periodic guest diver and enthusiast.

For more information you can view their project PDF here.


Cornell Archaeology Field School Offered by Shoals Marine Laboratory

April 29, 2011

Cornell Archaeology Field school offered by Shoals Marine Laboratory

Dates: 1, 2 or 3 week enrollment possible between May 30 and June 20, 2011

Site: Smuttynose Island, Maine

Cost: $1361 per week, includes everything (ferry to Shoals Marine Lab, food prepared
by a chef, housing in small dorms)

To register:

AIA listing:

News reports:



PAST Foundation Summer Field School

April 28, 2011

PAST Foundation Field School Image

The folks at PAST are holding a summer field school in underwater archaeology in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Key Largo from 24 July to 5 August 2011.  For more details see their website at:


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