2 October 2014 – Peter Campbell
Shipwrecks and submerged worlds
Maritime archaeology is the study of human engagement with the sea and inland waterways. Archaeology provides information on our economic, political, and social past. However, the telling of these human stories requires an understanding of the site formation processes that shipwrecks and submerged artefacts undergo. This is a point of intersection between archaeology and marine biology with great potential for collaboration.
This talk will discuss how study of underwater archaeological sites as ecosystems has proven beneficial for both fields and a few of the surprises that have been discovered.
Peter Campbell is a PhD student in Archaeology and the Director of Archaeology for the Albanian Center for Marine Research. His research spans shipwrecks, underwater caves, and sunken cities.
Peter’s publications include topics like maritime technologies, the illicit antiquities trade, and ritual cave use, while he also writes popular articles for UNESCO, Bloomberg, and Discovery.
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6 November – tbc
Free admission – these talks are open to the public
This talk will be in the Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre, Level 4 and will start at 7.30pm, please arrive at 7.15pm.
Arrangements for wheelchairs must be made in advance. Unless it is possible to descend via the stairs in an emergency, access to upper floors cannot be permitted as lifts are automatically immobilised when the fire alarm is activated.
The National Oceanography Centre is reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Southampton's Town Quay and Ocean Village).