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.
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