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Underwater Archaeology

This list is no longer maintained but remains online as a resource for our readers. Some links may be broken.

Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology
Dedicated to the promotion of maritime archaeology, this organization sponsors work throughout Australia, Asia, and the Pacific.

Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserves
Information about and photos of protected shipwrecks, from Florida's Bureau of Archaeological Research

Friends of the Hunley
Investigation updates and diagrams of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, discovered off the South Carolina coast

The Hamilton and Scourge Project
The history, discovery, and archaeology of two schooners that sank in Lake Ontario. Take a virtual underwater tour of the boats.

The Institute of Nautical Archaeology
Information on the institute's programs and projects, from Texas A&M University

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Covers all aspects of nautical archaeological research

Maritime Heritage Online (Australia)
Shipwreck database, publications, photographs, and intereactive maps of the New South Wales coast

The Mary Rose
See how this sunken warship from the sixteenth century was discovered and brought back up to the surface.

Museum of Underwater Archaeology
The online Museum of Underwater Archaeology was created to help underwater archaeologists and maritime historians present their research to the public via the Internet. It has a blog on underwater archaeology, brief reports from archaeologists currently on projects in the field, and features such as one on CSS Alabama. The "Children's Exhibit" has interactive demonstrations of sidescan sonar and magnetometer data.

The Nautical Archaeology Society
A voluntary organization formed to preserve nautical heritage and provide education, training, and information

Nordic Underwater Archaeology
Information on archaeology in Northern Europe's Baltic Sea

Queensland Museum
Information on the excavation of the HMS Pandora off of Australia's northeast coast

Sadana Island Shipwreck Excavation
View images of this ship found in the Red Sea carrying products from the East.

Society for Underwater Exploration
Research, exploration, and excavation activities around the world aimed at finding, recovering, and preserving underwater sites of historical and cultural significance

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