Balkan Maritime Archaeology

Shkodër, Albania
Europa Grand Hotel
June 2012

On Saturday, June 30th, the Center organized our first in a series of workshops with the intent of opening discussions on developing regional collaborations, capacity-building with foreign institutions, and determining the vector of future research along the Illyrian coast. The workshop included Balkan archaeologists and institutions as well as international groups working in the area.

Notes from the workshop can be found here.

The Albanian Center for Marine Research would like to thank USAID for funding this first workshop!

What is Nautical Archaeology?

Underwater, marine, maritime, or nautical archaeology is simply archaeology done under the water. Together with cultural and physical anthropology and linguistics, archaeology - both on land and underwater - is a subfield of the science of anthropology, the study of humankind. Basically, the tools, techniques, and products are the same no matter where one works, although different environments may require adaptations to the task at hand. But the goals are the same: understanding our past.


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