Marine Archaeology

Education Theme: Marine Archaeology

Marine Archaeology

Underwater archaeological excavation is very similar to traditional land archaeology. The most common (and perhaps most popular) type of underwater archaeological sites studied are shipwrecks; however, marine archaeologists also investigate other kinds of sites, such as sunken airplanes, flooded land sites, or fishing structures.

Choose from the sections below to further explore ocean exploration education resources on marine archaeology.

 

Essays

Essays

Read essays written by explorers involved in specific archaeological expeditions and learn more about the field of marine archaeology.

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Lessons

Lessons

Access selected lessons developed by educators and scientists to demonstrate key marine archaeology concepts.

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Multimedia

Multimedia

View selected videos and images of underwater archaeological sites, including shipwrecks, from previous expeditions.

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Expeditions

Related Expeditions

Explore past expeditions focused on the study of archaeological sites.

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Ocean Exploration Careers

Ocean Exploration Careers

Learn about ocean exploration careers focused on marine archaeology.

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The above items are only a selection of the educational materials highlighting marine archaeology on our website.

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