Maritime Archaeology Field School

2020 Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Field School

Rye, Victoria 2-15 February 2020

The 2020 Maritime Archaeology Field School will be based in Rye, Victoria, and will run in cooperation with Heritage Victoria and the Maritime Archaeology Association of Victoria. We will be participating in an exciting project focusing on the survey and excavation of Australian-built shipwrecks off the Rye Jetty.

The field school provides students with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation, photogrammetry and conservation. Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. It includes practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

Students may investigate a number of maritime sites on land and underwater including:

• Archaeological survey and excavation of three early historic shipwrecks off Rye Jetty;

• Geophysical surveys of waters around the Rye and Flinders Jetties;

• Maritime cultural landscape surveys of the area; or

• Archaeological survey of maritime infrastructure at Rye and Flinders
When it’s run: 2–15 February 2020


Who should attend?

There are no prerequisites for these short courses other than being over the age of 18 years. Moderate levels of fitness will be necessary for some components of the short courses. Note: SCUBA diving qualifications are preferred but NOT necessary for participation.

These courses will be of particular interest to students of archaeology, anthropology, history, geography, conservation, environmental management, and heritage, as well as vocational archaeologists and archaeology professionals.


Participants who complete the assessments are supplied with a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to a 4.5 unit topic. Participants should be able to use this to negotiate credit with their home institution which we recommend they do prior to making arrangements to attend this field school.

How to apply?

Apply via


$2133 (inc. GST)

$3350 (inc. GST) for overseas participants

Plus a $900 field school fee (for accommodation, food, local transport, etc).

If you need further information please contact the Field School Coordinator—Associate Professor Wendy van Duivenvoorde in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Via email: or phone: +61 8 8201 5195.

2 Posts: Archaeologist and Conservator

Looking for a career in maritime archaeology in a growing company with lots of opportunities? Keen to work on material from a high-profile excavation? Then we would like to hear from you.

We currently have vacancies for an Archaeologist and a Conservator to work with us at MSDS Marine on the next stage of the Rooswijk project. You can find out more, and apply, using the links below.



Closing date: 6th January 2020

Underwater Archaeology Fieldwork Report Awards

NEW: Anna Marguerite McCann Award for Fieldwork Reports

The AIA is pleased to announce a new award, to be presented each year at the Annual Meeting of the Institute, which will recognize a report on fieldwork (e.g. excavation and/or survey) deemed most worthy of recognition by the award committee. The award is in keeping with the Code of Ethics of the AIA, which emphasizes the need for archaeologists to publish the results of their field research.

This new award is named for the late Dr. Anna Marguerite McCann, an internationally renowned scholar and author in the fields of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. The first female American underwater archaeologist, Dr. McCann was a pioneer in underwater archaeology, specializing in the use of robotic technology to study ancient Roman harbors. Her many accomplishments in the field have previously been recognized by the AIA, most notably when she was awarded the James R. Wiseman Book Award in 1989 and later when she was presented with the AIA’s highest honor, the Gold Medal Award for Archaeological Achievement in 1998.

The deadline for letters of nomination and publications to be received by Institute Headquarters is March 15, 2020. Please stay tuned for further details, including eligibility requirements and application procedures.

Teaching Fellow in Maritime Archaeology

The Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Archaeology and Maritime Archaeology to cover for staff secondment to other roles. The successful candidate will deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching on our Archaeology and our Maritime Archaeology programmes. Duties may include running practical sessions in the field or in the classroom as well as lectures, tutorials and student project supervision.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject area and proven teaching experience. Knowledge of scientific diving and/or an appropriate diving qualification would be desirable.

Nautical Archaeologist

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. has an opening for a Nautical Archaeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a Master’s degree in nautical archaeology or closely related field. A Bachelor’s degree in anthropology, geology or closely related field is highly desirable. The candidate should possess knowledge of scientific methods and techniques used in underwater archaeological research. Experience in marine survey and data processing and analyses is required, as is skill in technical writing.
This is a full time, salaried, professional position with full benefits package (paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; health, dental, and life insurance; and a liberal 401(k) plan).  Salary is competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.
R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., maintains a Drug-Free Workplace, and frequently works on projects requiring security screening. All candidates must pass a background check and drug testing.
R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., a thirty-eight year old cultural resources planning and compliance firm with expertise across the spectrum of the preservation disciplines, is a recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Preservation Honor Award, of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator’s Award of Excellence, of two Environmental Excellence and Stewardship Awards, and of the Top Ten Family Friendly Business Award.
To apply for this position, click here or visit the Careers section of our website at

Coastal and Underwater Landscapes

University of Foggia

Sector L-ANT / 10 “Methodologies of archaeological research”, with particular reference to the study of settlement forms, material culture and ceramic production in different geographical and cultural areas, as well as businesses, through archaeological research of coastal and underwater landscapes.