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Regional Shipwreck Surveys – The Mainstay of UASBC

Author(s): Jacques F. Marc

Year: 2015

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One of the challenges for avocational U/W archaeology groups is finding an appropriate role in the professional archaeology community. The Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia (UASBC) tried its hand at many underwater archaeology activities early in its history including underwater excavations, which was exciting but proved too costly and time consuming.  The UASBC recognized early on, that in order to manage the submerged cultural resources of BC, the provincial Archaeology Branch needed accurate information about the location, history and status of the its shipwreck resources - information that was not being gathered by government professionals. The UASBC has developed a survey methodology that is non invasive, inexpensive and can be easily done by sport and technical divers with NAS training. This paper will explore the Society’s nine regional surveys and publishing endeavors.  


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Regional Shipwreck Surveys – The Mainstay of UASBC. Jacques F. Marc. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434108)


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Canada North America


Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

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PaperId(s): 591

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America