Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs

ForSEA Discovery Fellowship

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on February 17, 2017

Closes 3 March.

To compile information from written sources (archives and literature) and databases about shipbuilding techniques and associated forestry management in Portuguese Atlantic in the 16th and 17th centuries, and known or suspected Portuguese shipwrecks;

– To make an inventory of key-construction features found in previously researched Portuguese shipwrecks;

– To select a limited number of demonstration Portuguese shipwreck sites for potential survey and dendrochronology analysis;

– To synthesise results and assess best practice.

Tasks and methodology:

– Combined documentary research, collation of archaeological information, timber characterization and dendrochronology;

– Synthesis of results and dissemination.

Project Coordinator for Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on February 16, 2017

Lake Champlain Underwater Archaeology

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on February 9, 2017

Basin Harbor Shipwreck Exploration

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) is hosting a rigorous three-week program that offers a mix of both instruction and hands-on underwater archaeological research.  The diving sessions will teach practical underwater skills using both traditional documentation techniques and cutting-edge technology on an historic shipwreck. Through additional lecture, students will have the opportunity to study legal issues in archaeology, to learn about local history, and to participate in artifact conservation.

The site to be worked on is an 89-foot unknown wooden vessel located in Basin Harbor. Beyond the wooden hull remains, artifacts found on site include glass bottles, iron spikes and other iron fasteners. The identity and time period of the wreck are still unknown. Come help us solve the mysteries of the Basin Harbor wreck!

2017 Field School

·         When: May 21-June 10, 2017

·         Where: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT.

·         What: Basin Harbor wreck, it’s a mystery!


Students must be SCUBA-certified

Students must have dive insurance

Students must have current CPR and First Aid certifications

Students must have their own dive gear for cold water diving (rentals can be arranged with the dive shop in Burlington, VT)


The fee for field school is $2525.00. A deposit of $250.00 is due upon acceptance and the remainder is due on the first day of class; all fees are payable to Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. This fee includes food, air fills, classroom and laboratory fees. The deposit and the remaining balance may be paid with check or credit card. Rustic style housing is available on LCMM’s Canal Schooner Lois McClure for an additional $500.00. If students are not interested in this option, they are responsible for their own housing.

Optional graduate or undergraduate credit, 3 credit hours, is available through Castleton University. The cost of tuition is $450.00.

Please download the application package, which consists of four one-page forms, and complete either digitally or by hand, at http://www.lcmm.org/fieldschool.html. When finished, please send to Allyson Ropp by email, or regular mail:

Allyson Ropp

Field School Coordinator

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

4472 Basin Harbor Road

Vergennes, VT 05491

Email: allysonr@lcmm.org

Phone: (802) 475-2022 ext 110

If you have any further questions, please call or email Allyson at allysonr@lcmm.org

Teach Maritime Archaeology at Syracuse University

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on February 8, 2017

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University is looking for an individual to teach ANT 200 – Selected Topics Course – Fall 2017 (3 credits).

The class will meet two times a week. The course offering will be dependent on enrollment greater than 25.

The course must focus on Maritime Archaeology, in a way that is geared to a general, non-anthropology major, lower division student audience, Lectures, readings, and assignments should be appropriately aimed at lower division students. The course may become a regularized course at Syracuse University.

Intro Course: Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on February 2, 2017

Interested in learning more about the world of underwater archaeology? Want to do more with your diving? Join us for a hands-on course in nautical archaeology taught by professional maritime archaeologists.

This two day course includes a mixture of classroom and practical sessions that will introduce course participants the basic principles of archaeology and the range of sites studied by maritime archaeologists. In addition, participants will take part in practical exercises using archaeological survey methods that will give them the skills to start recording and understanding some of the sites that may be encountered along the Outer Banks.

This course includes classroom and pool sessions and is a prerequisite for the Nautical Archaeology Society Parts 1-4 certification courses.

For more information and to pre-register, contact:

Dr. Nathan Richards
Email: richardsn@ecu.edu
Phone: 252.475.5453

The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) is an international organization dedicated to advancing education in nautical archaeology at all levels and to encouraging the participation of members of the public at all stages. The NAS International Training Program has been delivering courses in nautical archaeology for over 25 years. The program aims to provide not just an introduction to the subject but also to offer people a chance to build their skills and experience, allowing them to take part in projects and fieldwork around the world and perhaps to run their own projects. The Training Program has a modular structure, starting with an Introduction Course and working through the Part I to III Certificates and finally Part IV Diploma.

To learn more about the Nautical Archaeology Society and this international training initiative, please visit:



The first stage of the NAS Training Program, the Introduction Course, is a weekend of training introducing participants to the subject of nautical archaeology. Combining a mixture of classroom and practical sessions, the course aims to promote nautical archaeology to those interested in learning about concepts and basic methods in underwater archaeology. The introduction course requires no prior learning or qualifications and the program offers presentations in a wide range of topics and subject areas within nautical archaeology. It will involve instructors who are ECU university professors for the Program in Maritime Studies and leading underwater archaeologists who direct projects and manage underwater cultural resources in North Carolina.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given unless the course is cancelled.

Full Schedule:

Meeting Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00am 05:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 2017 9:00am 04:00pm


Prerequisites for Diving

Divers and non-divers are welcome in this class. This class will be working with Roanoke Island Outfitters and Dive Center. For this reason a NAUI Medical Evaluation and Physician Approval Form must be completed (contact richardsn@ecu.edu for the form). If you have medical conditions potentially problematic for diving, please provide proof of doctor’s permission. The lack of a physician’s note for any condition will likely preclude involvement in pool sessions. Non-scuba divers are welcome to snorkel during the pool session.


Nathan Richards, Ph.D.
Ryan Bradley
Jeremy Borrelli

Facility Detail

UNC-Coastal Studies Institute
850 NC 345, Wanchese, NC 27981


Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on February 2, 2017


The management of underwater sites and conservation of underwater archaeological heritage are areas of increasing attention. The UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage establishes that the preferred option is the in-situ conservation of underwater archaeological heritage, rather than excavation and the removal of the objects.

In 2001, the ISCR initiated a programme for the research and development of instruments, materials, methodologies and techniques for the in-situ restoration and conservation of submerged archaeological materials.

The course objective is to introduce issues and provide indications on the conservation of underwater archaeological heritage, including methods of underwater excavation, techniques of recovery and first-response interventions, and the methods, materials and instruments for conservation-restoration in underwater situations.

Hydrographic surveyors

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on January 30, 2017

Land and Sea Surveying is presently looking qualified Hydrographic surveyors to work in the Southeast United States.

Any interested personnel can visit our website at https://lnkd.in/Meuyq2 and email resumes to tc5170@aol.com.


HFF Bursaries to attend Maritime Archaeology Conference

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on January 27, 2017

The Honor Frost Foundation is very pleased to announce their intention to support bursaries for early career students and scholars to attend the HFF Conference in Cyprus in October 2017.

Twelve places are offered in support of scholars from the eastern Mediterranean region (as defined on the HFF web site: http://honorfrostfoundation.org/grants/ )

Support is provided for: 

Accommodation for all 12 people to a max of £200 per person

Flights for 7 people to travel to Cyprus to max of £300 per person

Successful applicants are expected to either present a poster, abstracts for which will be accepted up until the deadline for applications outline below; OR have successfully submitted an abstract for a paper presentation.

Applicants should send a covering letter and a CV pointing out why they believe themselves to be eligible in terms of the relevance of their research to the conference.

Deadline for applications is February 28th

Please submit applications to Dr Blue at the HFF email address: lucyblue@honorfrostfoundation.org

See details of the Conference

Fully funded PhD for Coastal Heritage

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on January 26, 2017

Fully funded PhD studentship for a UK/EU student only at the University of Southampton, UK. For details, please see below.

Title: How will sea-level rise effect our coastal heritage?

Cultural heritage is a major local and national asset, providing added cultural, tourist and economic value to their environs. Sea-level rise threatens cultural heritage, particularly in low-lying areas. This PhD questions how coastal heritage sites will be threatened by future sea-level rise and other adverse risk by analysing past events, the engineering challenges to protect the site and the wider economic area, and what could be done to remediate risk, both in the UK and on a global scale.

This PhD brings together the fields of sea-level rise, hazards, coastal morphodynamic change, heritage, GIS and computer science. An exciting feature of the project is the many directions and opportunities it could take into what is a yet little explored research area.

Our aim is to recruit an excellent, enthusiastic student. Ideally, the student would have a multi-disciplinary background with at least a 2:1 in engineering, earth science, geography or oceanography, and preferably with a Master’s degree. Students would be expected to undertake further training as part of their PhD programme, including training from the funder, the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship scheme.

For further information, an informal discussion or if you intend to apply, please contact:

Sally Brown (sb20@soton.ac.uk)
Robert Nicholls (R.J.Nicholls@soton.ac.uk)
Ivan Haigh (I.D.Haigh@soton.ac.uk)

Closing date: 13th February. Interviews in March 2017.

Dr Sally Brown
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
University Road
SO17 1BJ
02380 594796

Seven (7) jobs open! Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Division

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on January 26, 2017

National Museum, Philippines.

The Archaeology Division:

“Conducts systematic research and maintenance of collections on the prehistory and archaeology of the Philippines in both land and underwater archaeological sites.”

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