Maritime Archaeologist

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Maritime archaeologist required for work in Cork, Ireland. Suitable qualifications and substantial marine archaeological experience required, including dredging and riverine experience. Referees required. Applicant must be available for work in the short-term.

accommodation, subsistence and travel is not provided.

The post is located in a large town and should be 1-2 years in duration.

Please email for more information.

RFP Shipwreck Conservation

City of Alexandria, Virgina

Request for Proposal 00000621, Conservation of Ship Excavated at 220 South Union Street (44AX229), Alexandria, Virginia

RFP closes on 12 August 2016.

The City has issued this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the sole purpose and intent of
obtaining responsive proposals from archaeological conservators for the conservation and
reconstruction of the timbers of a portion of the hull of a vessel excavated from the
development site for the Indigo Hotel at 220 South Union Street in Alexandria, Virginia.
Alexandrians scuttled part of this wooden, sea-faring vessel in the late 18th century in an
effort to extend the shoreline to the deeper channel of the Potomac River and create a
viable international port.

This single artifact serves as the best representation of the transformation in the early
City’s history from small port town to international harbor in colonial times.
Conservation and interpretation of this hull fragment will reveal details of 18th century
ship construction, allow archaeologists to better understand its intended use and itinerary
before being buried, and excite the imagination of visitors about Alexandria’s maritime
past. Its significance derives from the fact that it is the earliest scuttled ship discovered in
the landfill that took place along Alexandria’s coastline during the 18th through the 20th
century. Its high degree of preservation makes it a particularly good candidate for

The goals of the proposed work are to: 1) record the ship using traditional and digital
documentation methodologies; 2) conserve and stabilize the hull timbers and fastenings
using modern and widely-accepted conservation treatment procedures; and 3) build a
support and reconstruct the ship for exhibition.

MA in Global Maritime Archaeology

Through the MA in Global Maritime Archaeology students will garner knowledge of a broad range of facets that fall within this discipline. Students will be able to start and develop their careers in the field of archaeology with special emphasis on the maritime and underwater sub-disciplines of the subject. Furthermore, students may use the skill garnered from this robust course to pursue careers that are not related to archaeology. Skills-sets acquired throughout the one year duration of this programme are multi-dimensional, flexible and most importantly, desirable to stakeholders and employers active in the field of offshore exploration, deep-sea mining as well as other underwater activities.

This course will commence in October 2016. Kindly access this link:  for the programme of study.

For further information on this course, kindly access this link:, and contact the course coordinator Dr Timmy Gambin on

Underwater Archaeology Student Travel Award

ACUA 2017 George Fischer Student Travel Award

The Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology is pleased to announce the 2017 ACUA George Fischer Student Travel Award. This award of $1,000 (USD) will be offered to help fund travel costs for the upcoming 2017 SHA Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. The award will be granted to an international student presenting a paper on an underwater or maritime archaeology topic at this conference. International students are considered to be those students residing in a country other than the country where the conference is being held. For full details download the 2017_ACUA_George_Fischer_Student_Travel_Award PDF).

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2016.