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Mon, 11/11/2013
The 2013 Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) conference was the busiest yet with over 180 delegates in attendance ranging from international students through to top marine archaeology academics. Lucy...
Mon, 04/11/2013
Photo: The River Thames as featured on Google Street View Photo: PLA Google Street View is being used to record more than just dry land with the mapping of the wreck of the Mary Celestia, a paddle...
Thu, 31/10/2013
Photo: The archaeology of Mount Maunganui goes back to the stone-age Wiki/Alexander Link Prehistoric remains found on the foreshore of Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, have been...
Wed, 30/10/2013
A buried boat has been discovered at Florida’s Ponte Vedra beach by volunteer turtle patrollers at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. A local archaeologist and a team from...
Tue, 29/10/2013
Photo: Experts are recording the La Lune wreck while the artefacts are in situ Experts are using innovative 3D technology to explore, record and recover artefacts from the La Lune wreck site 300 feet...
Thu, 24/10/2013
Photo: The Bamburgh Castle wreck is exposed to a level not seen for a number of years so the site needs to be recorded quickly Photo: MAST Archaeologists are investigating an unknown wreck within the...
Wed, 23/10/2013
Archaeologists say that they have discovered a collection of cannon off the UK’s Northumberland coast. The nineteen cannon, some of which were undiscovered, were found at the Gun Rocks wreck in the...
Mon, 21/10/2013
The University of Haifa in Israel, by way of its new English MA in Maritime Civilizations, is helping to uncover an early harbour at the ancient site of Tel Dor.Students have been taking part in...
Mon, 21/10/2013
The Newport Ship is the most important late medieval merchant vessel yet recovered. Built c. 1450 in northern Spain, she foundered at Newport twenty years later while undergoing repair. Since her...
Wed, 16/10/2013
Photo: HMS Invincible is now an English Heritage at risk site Photo: Dave Mothershaw/Matt Cass English Heritage has listed HMS Invincible among the top ten most at risk heritage sites in the country...
Tue, 15/10/2013
A new study published in the scientific journal, PLOS One, has shed new light on the ancient river systems and migration across the Sahara 100,000 years ago. Researchers led by Tom Coulthard of the...
Mon, 14/10/2013
Photo: La Cotte de St Brelade has more Neanderthal artefacts concentrated in one place than the whole of the British Isles put together The island of Jersey is looking to cash in on its rich...
Wed, 09/10/2013
Museum of London archaeologists working on the £14.8bn Crossrail project have discovered 20 skulls in the historic channel of the River Walbrook. The skulls, believed to be Roman, were found below...
Tue, 08/10/2013
Archaeologists have found evidence of a shipwreck in the Connecticut River in the USA which could be linked to the 200 year old War of 1812. Experts are trying to determine if the wreck is the long...
Mon, 07/10/2013
Photo: The TDP announced the new masterplan for monitoring foreshore archaeology in the UK at its annual conference The Thames Discovery Programme (TDP) is celebrating its fifth birthday in a huge...
Fri, 04/10/2013
Photo:  Dr Damian Robinson, Director, Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology Ship 43 and the graveyard at the port of Thonis-Heracleion in Egypt is one of the topics under discussion at this year’s...
Tue, 01/10/2013
Photo:  The Whydah sank during a storm taking Bellamy and 143 of his crew with it, just two survivors lived to tell its tale Photo: Wiki/Grolltech Expeditions to the pirate shipwreck of the Whydah...
Mon, 30/09/2013
Photo:  The Paracel Islands – a locus for shipwrecks and looters Photo: Wiki/Teofilo So many looters are looting shipwrecks in the South China Sea that irreparable damage is being done to more than...
Fri, 27/09/2013
The remains of the 19th century Canadian schooner, Great Wave, have been found in the depths of North America’s Lake Ontario. Great Wave was lost during a violent squall in 1890 whilst carrying cargo...
Wed, 25/09/2013
Photo:  The USS Scourge Photo: Wiki/PD-Old Experts have carried out the first magnetometry expedition over the shipwrecks of USS Scourge and USS Hamilton in North America’s Lake Ontario. The two...

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Happy Easter everyone! Enjoy our weekly update over the holiday weekend! NAS Weekly Update 17th April 2014esender.cosmic.org.ukHappy Easter to you all!  Please note that the office will be closed ...
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Good morning! A call for papers for a special international symposium on underwater archaeology in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Follow the link for more details. Call for Papers: International...
It is a beautiful day here on the South Coast of the UK and the entries to this years photo competition have already started to come in. So if your out somewhere this Easter weekend don't forget...
Mark is presenting Lost Beneath the Waves 1914-1918 at the Sub Aqua Association AGM in Liverpool.

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Tuesday 14th Jan, 2014
NAS Conference 2013 - SS Dago Wreck - Adopt a Wreck Award Winner 2013 Presentation given at the NAS Conference in November 2013 by Jorge Russo from the "SS Dago" wreck team who won the...
Tuesday 21st Jan, 2014
Visiting the HMS m/A1 Submarine Protected Wreck Diver Trail In order to visit the protected wreck of the HMS m/A1 submarine you need to have your name on a licence with English Heritage. It is...
Friday 14th Mar, 2014
NAS Part 3 - Roman Glass Making In March 2014, students travelled to the Glass Hub in Wiltshire to learn about traditional glass making from the Roman period. This video is a brief look at the...