Underwater Archaeology Short Course 2011

Underwater Archaeology Course 2011

Maritime Archaeology Unit – Central Cultural Fund – Galle – Sri Lanka

05th – 09th DECEMBER 2011

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The Maritime Archaeology Unit (MAU) of Sri Lanka is the only authorized institute that engaged in underwater archaeological fieldwork. Under this program (with the Archaeology.lk Group) we are giving the opportunity to the public to participate in the fieldwork under the supervision of qualified maritime archaeologists. It is also a public awareness program aiming for the protection of the underwater cultural heritage of the country. Under this program, participants will join with the archaeologists, who are working in the Bay

of Galle, with some interesting shipwrecks. It will include practical exercises, fieldwork, and associated lecture designed to understand the field activities in a short time.

What you will learn

How you can help to protect our maritime heritage
Better understanding the process of underwater archaeology
Legislation and jurisdiction of government agencies regarding underwater heritage
The challenges of hands-on survey techniques
Recording of artifacts
The development of objects conservation for underwater heritage
The opportunity to chat and network with the other participants in the class, who were a very knowledgeable and competent bunch
Basics of underwater photography

You will be awarded a certificate of participation from the MAU and archeology.lk.

You must have a valid PADI or similar diving license to participate in this course.

Maximum of 10 participants

will be able to join