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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsDR HELEN FARR: Next week we'll be looking at the methods and practice of Maritime archaeology and exploring the legislation, politics and ethics that surround excavating under water.

What's coming up next week?

In this video, Helen explains what’s coming up in Week 4.

Every Thursday during the course, (9th, 16th,23rd & 30th November) the Shipwrecks Academic Team will be taking part in a TweetChat from 20:00-21:00 GMT. To join in, follow the hashtag #FLShipwrecks.

Remember, when you’ve finished a step just click the pink ‘Mark as complete’ button. This will allow you to see at a glance which steps you have completed on your ‘to do’ list, and so we can show you how much you’ve completed on your Progress page.

Please feel free to continue onto Week 4. Our facilitators will join you from 27th November.

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Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology

University of Southampton

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