Happy New Year to all! We’d like to start the New Year off right with a new post to the MUA and an entirely new home page (see link below). The latest version incorporates several new features including optional navigation methods. You can now browse the site by the traditional post type, i.e. Exhibits, Project Journals, and In The Fields or you can use the map and pan across the earth to see where our projects are taking place. A third option allows you to filter the posts by content. Explore and see what works best for you.
We are also extremely pleased to bring you our first post from the UK. University of Southampton graduate student Sarah Holland has posted an introduction to her work with artefact distribution and site formation processes. Sarah will provide updates to this project in the next few months.
We would also like to announce the start of a new web tool for finding websites related to underwater archaeological projects. We have created a second Google map entitled the Worldwide Site Map. Viewers can pan across the earth to find underwater archaeological projects (in addition to those posted on the MUA) that have an associated website. Each anchor represents the project location and provides a link back to the researcher’s website. We will be adding new sites to this as fast as we can. If your underwater project has an associated website and you’d like it to be included feel free to email us the link and we’ll add it to the map (All submissions must adhere to the Society for Historical Archaeology’s code of ethics). This promises to be a great resource for students and the general public.
We hope you enjoy this latest upgrade to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. We’d like to thank you for a great 2007 and offer you our best wishes for a happy and safe 2008.
T Kurt Knoerl
The Museum of Underwater Archaeology