Underwater Archeologist, DPAA


One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to analyze procedures and techniques required to develop both preliminary (using raw survey data) and final (using post-processed data) underwater archeological field reports and site maps, and how to integrate these reports and maps into a geographic information system framework; apply knowledge of underwater environments to conduct archeological remote-sensing survey, investigations, and testing, evaluations and excavation operations, needed to apply experimental theories to design, plan, and lead each activity.

Closes: 4/3/2018

Marine Geophysicist Wessex Archaeology


Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol, Edinburgh and Wales. Wessex Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Marine Geophysicist (Supervisor/Officer grade) to join our GeoServices team, to be based in Salisbury. This opportunity offers the chance to work as part of the dynamic GeoServices team, which together employs technical experts from a wide range of science disciplines to provide specialist input into projects and deliver a range of services to our clients by applying Earth Science techniques to a wide range of archaeological projects.

The successful applicant would assist in the production and delivery of a range of marine geophysical projects. The primary responsibilities of the role include:

  • Processing and archaeological interpretation of a range of marine geophysical data sets (sidescan sonar, magnetometer, multibeam bathymetry and shallow seismic data);
  • Accurate reporting of interpretation results, and production of high quality client deliverables;
  • Ensuring all work and resulting reporting is carried out in accordance with relevant standards and guidance;
  • Acquisition and quality control of marine geophysical survey data.

LCMM 2018 Field School


Archaeology Field School hosted by Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offers a mix of both instruction and hands-on underwater research. The 2018 Field School will continue to investigate and document an unidentified shipwreck in Basin Harbor, Vermont.

The diving sessions will teach practical underwater skills using both traditional documentation techniques and cutting-edge technology on an historic shipwreck.

Through additional academic lectures and labs, participants will study legal practices, learn about local history, and participate in artifact conservation. Students should have completed Basic Open Water SCUBA as a prerequisite for this course.


Maritime Archaeology Fellowship

KUDAR-ANAMED Joint Fellowship in Maritime Archaeology

The Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR) and Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) joint fellowship will support one post-doctoral scholar specializing in Maritime Archaeology or a closely-related topic for the 2018 – 2019 nine-month academic year (September 17th to June 15th). The successful applicant is required to reside in Istanbul during the fellowship period, to devote his or her time to a proposed research project, and to deliver two lectures on their original research.  The fellowship provides one round-trip ticket to Istanbul, accommodation at ANAMED in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu neighborhood, five meals a week, and a monthly stipend. While in residence, the successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a limited research budget, the ANAMED seminar and study rooms, library resources within the Koç University system, and access to nearby research centers such as the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, the Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes, and the Instituto Italiano di Cultura.  Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged, but fellows must be proficient in English, the language of instruction at Koç University.

Established in honor of Mustafa V. Koç, the Koç University Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR) supports and promotes Turkish and international scholars conducting high-impact research on maritime archaeology, history, ethnography, heritage management, artifact conservation, and other practices concerned with the relationship between society and the sea.  The center prioritizes research in the Social Sciences, primarily Archaeology, but also Anthropology, Human Geography, and similar disciplines. The center may also encompass efforts that include the applied and natural sciences, such as Oceanography or Marine Biology, provided such research generates high-impact results that contribute to the center’s overall focus.



Study Maritime Archaeology at Flinders

A one-off opportunity for prospective students from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei! The Australian Government is offering 50 Australia Awards ASEAN Scholarships this year.

Want to study Maritime Archaeology at Flinders and you are from the above-mentioned countries, contact me at wendy.vanduivenvoorde@flinders.edu.au.

Do not waste time as the dead-line for application is 30 April 2018.

Underwater Cultural Heritage Consultancy Extended and updated

Advertisement for Consultancy

 UNESCO is calling for consultancy related to the Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) protection and management in the five countries in Micronesia and to provide recommendations for strategic actions towards ratification of UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001 Convention).

The consultants (2 persons) will gather, review, synthetize and analyze; i) UCH-related policy/laws/legislation, and ii) UCH-related programmes/initiatives both in the public and civil society sectors, in FSM, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Palau, in order to provide recommendations for strategic actions towards their ratification/implementation of the UCH Convention.

During the course of the assignment, the consultants will be under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist for Culture at the UNESCO Office in Apia,

Request for Proposals (RFP) should contain the following information:

·         Details regarding the consultants, including curriculum vitae, referees, past experience in this area of work, and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and the requirements of this consultancy;

·         Availability;

·         Elaborated description of suggested methodology and workplan;

·         Proposed consultancy fee.

 The RFP should be sent via email to; a.takahashi@unesco.org before COB 31 March 2018. UNESCO will only contact the successful bidder. More information can be found in the Terms of Reference.

2018 Field School St. Augustine, FL

Underwater Archaeology Field School

Each year, the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) oversees an intense, four week accredited educational program allowing both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in a marine survey and underwater excavation of a historic shipwreck site. In addition to methodological training and academic lectures, students get valuable real-world experience in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork, scientific diving and seamanship and laboratory analysis.

LAMP has partnered with a variety of universities, including Flinders University, Florida State University, Syracuse University and Plymouth State University, to organize and implement this four-credit course. For the 2018 Field School, four hours of graduate or undergraduate credit are available through Plymouth State University.

More information on previous field school research, please visit our Keepers’ Blog.

2018 Field School

  • 2018 Dates: June 25th – July 20th
  • Location: St. Augustine, Fla.
  • Research Focus: The “Anniversary Wreck” is an historic vessel from the 1700s located just off the coast of St. Augustine.
  • Skills, Procedures & Lectures: Students will also be instructed in scientific diving procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, the use of hydraulic probes and induction dredges, marine remote sensing survey and analysis (magnetometer & side scan sonar), artifact collection and documentation and basic conservation laboratory methodology. Additionally, the field school will host an evening lecture series with instructors and visiting professionals from various public, private and academic institutions throughout Florida.