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Wed, 04/12/2013
Photo: The Nanhai wreck is housed in an aquarium at the Guangdong Maritime Silk Road Museum Photo: UNESCO/U. Guérin Media reports say that China intends to start excavating and removing ancient...
Sat, 22/11/2014
The NAS is pleased to invite members to join an NAS trip to the Kas Archipelago in Antalya, Turkey in 2014. Hosted by Dr Güzden Varinlioglu, an NAS Senior Tutor from the Underwater Research Society (...
Thu, 28/11/2013
Work has begun to record ancient cave paintings at Wemyss in Fife, Scotland, before the sea washes them away. Experts say that the cave drawings include the largest collection of Pictish art in...
Wed, 27/11/2013
Photo:  The book offers a beautiful rendition of images of the crew from HMS Investigator Photo: CNW Group/Parks Canada Parks Canada has launched a new book on the story and discovery of the sunken...
Tue, 26/11/2013
Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the wreck of the German U-boat 168 off the coast of Indonesia. A team made up of experts from Indonesia’s National Archaeology Center, the Yogyakarta...
Thu, 21/11/2013
Photo: The first settlers are thought to have arrived on the Marquesas Islands before 100AD Photo: Wikipedia/Makemake France’s Institute of Research for Development (IRD) is using community...
Wed, 20/11/2013
Photo: The CSS Georgia was captured in 1864 Media reports say that divers have recovered part of a Civil War shipwreck at the bottom of the Savannah River in Georgia, USA. The Savannah Morning News...
Tue, 19/11/2013
Photo: Only three ancient bronze battle rams had been discovered globally before this survey began Photo: Jon Henderson The Battle of the Egadi Islands is said to be the first ancient naval battle...
Fri, 15/11/2013
Photo: Professor Keay is examining 31 Mediterannean ports to see how they integrated to form a crucial part of vast trading networks across the Roman Empire The UK’s University of Southampton has...
Thu, 14/11/2013
Photo: NAS Training on a real archaeological site on the foreshore in Pembrokeshire The Nautical Archaeology Society’s 2014 UK training course timetable has been released. NAS Part III Courses are...
Wed, 13/11/2013
Photo: Flakstad – Helping to uncover the social hierarchy of the Vikings New research published in the Journal of Archaeological Science is helping to unravel the hierarchy within Viking society. The...
Wed, 13/11/2013
Photo:  Kisimul Castle sits on the Isle of Barra, one of Scotland’s most iconic castles is to undergo major conservation, to include archaeological and interpretation work as part of a plan agreed...
Tue, 12/11/2013
Photo: Last year, Historic Scotland commissioned sonar surveys of the sea bed revealing new details of scuttled merchant ships from WWI and WWII New marine surveys, commissioned by Historic Scotland...
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...

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Today saw more removal work in the NAS office. But we managed to grab some cake with the Citizan team for Mark's birthday!
The new guys working for the CITiZAN Project started at Fort Cumberland this morning - Lauren and Alex ..........we are looking forward to working with them for at least the next three years.....who...
NOTICE: This week we are moving offices in Fort Cumberland. None of our contact details will be affected, but we may be offline for sometime on Tuesday 31st March.
Training Officer Rachel is off to Vobster this weekend to help teach our new PADI Wreck Detective Course to over 30 PADI Instructors - very exciting!
Catch up with all our latest news in this weeks update!NAS Weekly Update 26th March 2015esender.cosmic.org.ukCall for papers. "Coastal and maritime archaeology of the modern era" - A joint...

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Wednesday 10th Dec, 2014
Northwestern Michigan College - NAS Fieldschool 2014 Video of the NMC / NAS International field-school in underwater archaeology held in 2014 at Grand Traverse Bay. Filmed by Christine Williams....