Are you interested in learning more about the world of underwater archaeology? Want to do more with your diving? Join us for a hands-on course in nautical archaeology taught by professional maritime archaeologists. The UNC Coastal Studies Institute, in partnership with East Carolina University and Roanoke Island Outfitters, is offering a “Introduction to Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology” course on April 15 and 16, 2017. This course is open to the public for both divers and non-divers.
The two day course includes a mixture of classroom and practical sessions that will introduce course participants the basic principles of archaeology and the range of sites studied by maritime archaeologists. In addition, participants will take part in practical exercises using archaeological survey methods that will give them the skills to start recording and understanding some of the sites that may be encountered along the Outer Banks.
This course includes classroom and pool sessions and is a prerequisite for the Nautical Archaeology Society Parts 1-4 certification courses.
The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) is an international organization dedicated to advancing education in nautical archaeology at all levels and to encouraging the participation of members of the public at all stages. The NAS International Training Program has been delivering courses in nautical archaeology for over 25 years. The program aims to provide not just an introduction to the subject but also to offer people a chance to build their skills and experience, allowing them to take part in projects and fieldwork around the world and perhaps to run their own projects. The Training Program has a modular structure, starting with an Introduction Course and working through the Part I to III Certificates and finally Part IV Diploma.
To learn more about the Nautical Archaeology Society and this international training initiative, please visit: www.nauticalarchaeologysoc
The first stage of the NAS Training Program, the Introduction Course, is a weekend of training introducing participants to the subject of nautical archaeology. Combining a mixture of classroom and practical sessions, the course aims to promote nautical archaeology to those interested in learning about concepts and basic methods in underwater archaeology. The introduction course requires no prior learning or qualifications and the program offers presentations in a wide range of topics and subject areas within nautical archaeology. It will involve instructors who are ECU university professors for the Program in Maritime Studies and leading underwater archaeologists who direct projects and manage underwater cultural resources in North Carolina.
No refunds will be given unless the course is cancelled.
Meeting Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00am 05:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 2017 9:00am 04:00pm
Prerequisites for Diving
Divers and non-divers are welcome in this class. This class will be working with Roanoke Island Outfitters & Dive Center. For this reason a NAUI Medical Evaluation and Physician Approval Form must be completed (contact [email protected] for the form). If youhave medical conditions potentially problematic for diving, please provide proof of doctor’s permission. The lack of a physician’s note for any condition will likely preclude involvement in pool sessions. Non-scuba divers are welcome to snorkel during the pool session.
For more information and to pre-register, contact:
Dr. Nathan Richards
Email: [email protected]
For a “Introduction to Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology” course flyer, please click HERE.