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The Global Effort to Train Diving Archaeologists: the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology

Author(s): Wendy Van Duivenvoorde ; Jonathan Benjamin

Year: 2017

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Underwater archaeology, which has emerged as a distinct sub-discipline, has its own specific practical and theoretical debates, issues and history. Education in underwater archaeology, however, is challenging. In practice, the study and professional activity merges maritime sectors and industry with traditional academic archaeology. The UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology aims to increase capacity through international cooperation. The Network is designed to enhance the protection and research of underwater cultural heritage, by connecting in a formal way universities working in the field of maritime and underwater archaeology. It also serves as a bridge between the academic world, industry and local communities. This paper discusses the modern challenges to teaching maritime archaeology and identifies the barriers facing educators, students and professionals.


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The Global Effort to Train Diving Archaeologists: the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology. Wendy Van Duivenvoorde, Jonathan Benjamin. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435383)


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