In an attempt to build local capacity in Lebanon, the Honor Frost Foundation funded the first Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) field school in underwater archaeology that took place in the country from the 7th to the 10th of September 2017.
The field school was also supported and hosted by the Department of Archaeology and Museology (DAM) at the University of Balamand, whose staff assisted the NAS instructors with logistics, translation, student guidance and diving operations. DAM kindly put the site of Anfeh, North Lebanon at the disposal of the tutors and students for their practical training in recording and surveying.
Ten students participated, mainly students of archaeology as well as archaeologists and diving amateurs of archaeology who came from all regions of Lebanon and attended lectures along with dry and wet practicals. It is hoped that this successful event will be the first of many to come. Watch this space!