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SCUBA divers exploring the upturned fuselage of an underwater aircraft wreck
SCUBA divers exploring the upturned fuselage of an underwater aircraft wreck

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If you want to develop your understanding of the topics covered in Week 4, we recommend that you visit the extensive list of links on the course blog.

Every Thursday during the course, (4th, 11th, 18th & 25th February) the Shipwrecks Academic Team will be taking part in a TweetChat from 20:00-21:00 GMT. To join in, follow the hashtag #FLShipwrecks.

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Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology

University of Southampton

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Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join:

  • Welcome to Week 1
    Welcome to Week 1
    video

    Welcome to Week 1 of Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology with Dr Julian Whitewright, University of Southampton.

  • What is Maritime Archaeology?
    What is Maritime Archaeology?
    video

    Vox pops with staff and students from University of Southampton: What is maritime archaeology? Learners are invited to share their thoughts.

  • Screenshot of the timeline
    The development of a discipline
    article

    An interactive timeline that charts the development of maritime archaeology as a discipline. Contributions from worldwide learners are welcome.

  • Experimental maritime archaeology
    Experimental maritime archaeology
    video

    Why build a replica? Watch Professor Jon Adams explore experimental maritime archaeology on location at Buckler's Hard.

  • Medieval seafaring
    Medieval seafaring
    video

    In this video, Professor Jon Adams explains the techniques by which shipwrights have converted trees into boats suitable for sailing the world.

  • An operating table with bottles and other items on it, underwater.
    Treasure hunting, looting, and the illicit trade in antiquities
    article

    Peter Campbell discusses the complex issues surrounding treasure hunting, looting, and the illicit trade in antiquities, in this article.

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