Maritime Archaeology Courses (MAC)

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CIFA logoSome of the most popular courses the NAS runs are our MACs – Maritime Archaeology Courses.

Anyone can take these courses and members can gain credits toward a certification if they wish. There are no prerequisites for these courses unless noted in the course documentation.

The courses fall into four main categories:
Research: ancient boat building, blacksmithing, cannon identification, numismatics, flint knapping, glass making, anchor typologies
Pre-Fieldwork: project management, map and chart reading, archives research
Fieldwork (practical and classroom-based): geophysics, surveying, Site Recorder 4, finds identification, position fixing, hulk recording
Post-Fieldwork: conservation, dendrochronology, finds illustration, report writing, data management, publication

The courses are run by specialists in their field around the UK and overseas. Credits are awarded to members who undertake these courses at 5 credits/day.

A full list of upcoming MACs is available to download as a PDF. For more information, please visit our online booking portal.

Remember: members receive a 5% discount at the checkout, but you must be logged in for it to apply.

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists endorsement:

Some of the NAS courses are endorsed by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and can count as part of your continual professional development. Please check the individual course information for more details, or visit the CIfA's website for more information and their recommendations regarding professional development.