An introduction to maritime archaeology that includes at least 4 hours of classroom work in addition to practical work underwater and/or on land.

The Part I course is a general introduction to maritime archaeology which focuses on aspects such as pre-disturbance, or in other words, non-intrusive surveys of shipwreck sites. The course structure includes:

  • Archaeological principles
  • Archaeological sciences
  • Materials and conservation
  • Ship construction
  • Archaeological Surveying
  • Search techniques
  • Site position-fixing
  • Remote sensing

The Part 1 course is generally run over a weekend, with theoretical lecture components and simulated land exercises. Underwater exercises can also be conducted with those who have diving experience. Being able to dive, however; is not a requirement for attending this course. 

Contact your local Training Partner to enquire about upcoming course opportunities.

The NAS membership and events portal may also list some courses that you may be interested in attending. Remember NAS members receive discounts on nearly all events so it would be worth joining before booking anything.

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