Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsDR HELEN FARR: Hello and welcome to week four. This week we're going to be looking at the methods and practice of maritime archaeology and discussing the legislation and ethics surrounding working under water. You'll also get your chance to talk to us directly at the Google hangout.

Welcome to Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of our Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds course. This week we will be exploring the practice of maritime archaeology, the ethical issues associated with it and the future of the discipline.

By the end of this week you should be able to:

  • Describe the principal investigative techniques used by Maritime Archaeologists
  • Recognise the debates surrounding ethics which emerge from working underwater
  • Differentiate between preservation in situ and preservation by record (through excavation)
  • Identify areas within which the field could move forward.

We hope you enjoy this week.

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Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology

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