The Centre for Maritime Archaeology is the focus for maritime archaeological research within Archaeology at the University of Southampton. Committed to the promotion and practice of maritime archaeology, we have provided world class expertise in research and education since 1995. Our members are involved in a wide range of projects across the globe, and we have established strong links with partner academic institutions, and both the commercial and curatorial sectors.
Training future maritime archaeologists
Our taught and research postgraduates benefit from the diverse learning opportunities provided by the CMA and go on to work professionally in academia, maritime archaeological and marine industries, and the wider heritage sector.
Our Partnerships and Collaborations
Our research engages with the public, private and third sector around the world. We collaborate and work in partnership with other academic institutions, marine industries, heritage agencies, museums and the broader public.
We have collaborated with FutureLearn to offer a free online course that is open to all ‘Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology‘. The next edition of the course will be running in January 2017, you can watch the Promo video and register for the course here.
Dynamic community of researchers
Our members include established international experts and emerging scholars, undertaking innovative, multidisciplinary research in areas from Pleistocene submerged landscapes through shipwreck archaeology to ethnographic studies and experimental archaeology.
Studentships, Bursaries and early Career Awards
On August 2016 I was generously awarded the HFF Studentship at the CMA at the University of Southampton, marking the third HFF PhD Studentship at the University of Southampton. Upon the completion of BA in Greco-Roman Archaeology, I have enrolled in the first MA class at the ACMAUCH – Faculty of Arts – Alexandria University […]
My name is Naseem Raad, a Roman archaeologist and current PhD candidate at the University of Southampton. I began my research at the University of Southampton in 2015-2016, completing a Master’s degree with the support of the Honor Frost Foundation. I have previously studied at the American University of Beirut, where I completed a study […]
My name is Naseem Raad, a Roman archaeologist and MA student at the University of Southampton. I have an MA in Roman Archaeology from the American University of Beirut, where I completed a study of coastal and inland sites in Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan to assess the wine, oil, and fish sauce markets of […]
During the academic year of 2013-2014, I completed a Master’s degree in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton, funded by the Honor Frost Foundation. The MA thesis, entitled “Bronze Age and Iron Age Levantine Harbours: an Evaluation of their Maritime Accessibility and Protection”, evaluated the natural affordances of ancient harbours located on the central […]
Honor Frost Foundation supports HFF University of Southampton PhD studentship holder Crystal Safadi for StructureScan survey training at the University of Ulster. Special thanks from the Foundation to Dr Kieran Westley and Dr Colin Breen for making this opportunity possible for Crystal, which will help on future work in Lebanon. Read Crystal Safadi’s blog
Dorothy Chacra from Lebanon has been recently been awarded the next HFF MA studentship at the Centre for Maritime Archaeology. Dorothy, a graduate of AUB in Beirut, has participated in two HFF sponsored projects: the Ain el-Mreisseh Project, Beirut in 2013 and the Melieha Bay, Malta Fieldwork Project in 2014. Crystal El Safadi , the […]