Threats of Climate Change on Coastal Archaeology. Case Study: Siraf, Iran

by Guy Entwistle This article looks to give a brief synopsis on a Masters Thesis produced this summer for the Maritime Archaeology programme at the University of Southampton. ‘Coasts are dynamic, but historic assets are fixed’ (Murphy 2009:9) Introduction  The thesis examined the threats posed by natural and anthropogenic climate …

Examining Oman’s cyclonic activity and its impact on maritime cultural heritage- Student Project

By Eva Perez Chirinos De Andres Introduction Oman’s Cyclone Activity Project is part of the Digital Archaeology Research Programme (Spring 2021) undertaken by students from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. This programme collaborates with the MarEA Project in the collection and analysis of digital archaeological information. In …

Archaeology and Climate Change: New Challenges to Fieldwork in the Middle East

(ASOR 2020 Workshop) by Georgia Andreou MarEA has recently presented two papers at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Overseas Research. A paper was delivered in Cultural Heritage: Preservation, Presentation and Management session, examining capacity building in maritime archaeology in the Near East. A second paper was part …

Endangered by proxy- Addressing recent media coverage of the discovery of 12 shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean

by Georgia Andreou The ethics of maritime archaeology is an extensively debated topic with notable emphasis on distinguishing archaeological practice from treasure-hunting and highlighting whether certain approaches, methodologies, overall aims and motivations are acceptable scientific research (Flatman 2007; Gately and Benjamin 2018). Considering the relationship between maritime archaeological practice, its …

MarEA assessment methods: Applications of Corona imagery

By Harmen Huigens Introduction The MarEA project’s main method to assess maritime archaeological heritage and the threats posed to it is remote sensing – using aerial and satellite imagery to document archaeological sites, their condition, and how they are threatened by natural or anthropogenic processes. Modern high-resolution satellite imagery is …