Underwater Archaeology


What is Underwater Archaelogy?
Underwater archaeology deals with discovering the past with the help of maritime finds. Many thousands of ships have perished around the coaslines worldwide, many ports that used to be on land years ago are now underwater, there are many historical cities which used to exist on land one time but are under the sea now. Underwater archaeology explores these shipwrecks, dwellings, port, and other objects to learn about past and find the links between various historical events.

Underwater Archaeology
A website from the French Ministry of Culture, about shipwrecks and their cargoes and other underwater sites in the Mediterranean and the English Channel.

Ballard and the Black Sea
National Geographic reports on Dr Bob Ballard's expedition in search of evidence of human habitation on the bed of the Black Sea. Interviews, transcripts, and observation logs. Marine explorer Robert (Bob) Ballard discovers proof of a flood of biblical proportions and finds ancient Roman shipwrecks in the Black Sea.

Dive and Discover
Expeditions to the seafloor.

Nordic Underwater Archaeology
If you like history and scuba diving, this is for you. Learn about maritime archaeology worldwide, from a north European perspective.

Deep Sea Archaeology Research Group
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is developing advanced robotics and submersibles to perform high-quality archaeological investigations in the deepest parts of the ocean. The website is about developing methodology for archaeological investigations in the deepest parts of the world's oceans.