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An interdisciplinary database about Roman ports

You are welcome to attend a FREE research seminar at University of Southampton. Venue: Lecture Theatre A (Room 1133), Building 65, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton Date: Wednesday February 10th Time: 18:00 Professor Simon Keay, Dr Nicolas Carayon and Hembo Pagi (Rome’s Mediterranean Ports project, University of Southampton) will be discussing 'An interdisciplinary database about Roman ports'. Continue reading →

Funded PhD: Mapping potential wreck sites with seafloor data – scientific, social and legal considerations

We are very happy to announce a  fully funded PhD studentship for UK/EU students as part of the Marine and Maritime Futures Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship scheme at the University of Southampton.   If you have an excellent academic track record, are looking for a stimulating and challenging transdisciplinary project in a world class research environment please read on for further details on how to apply ... Continue reading →

Ship Graffiti at St Thomas Church in Winchelsea

Learners on our MOOC ‘Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds’ will have already read in week 2 that iconography can be a valuable source of information for maritime archaeologists. It can provide details on ancient ships and boats and maritime-related activities, but what is more is that it provides an insight into the understanding of these maritime activities through the person who made them. Continue reading →

Knowing our Oceans and Seas

With water covering seventy-one percent of our planet, we might wonder how much of the oceans and seas we really know, and how much archaeology there is. Seafloor surveying and exploration is in a state of continuous development, building on new technologies in recording, mapping, and analysing data. Although marine surveying techniques are well standardised nowadays and exceed expectations, we still surrender to the immensity and depth of the oceans. Continue reading →