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CRDP UAV and Remote Sensing Workshop and Marine Geoarchaeology Workshop (November 2023)- Cyprus

Capacity Building – UAV and Remote Sensing Workshop and Marine Geoarchaeology Workshop (November 2023) During November 2023, two workshops were conducted in the regions of Ayia Napa (Famagusta) and Akrotiri Peninsula (Limassol) in Cyprus. Both workshops were part of the Cyprus Regional Development Project (CRDP) funded by the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF). The project is …

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Establishing the guiding principles for maritime heritage data and databases in the eastern Mediterranean: initial review of feasibility and potential   

Establishing the guiding principles for maritime heritage data and databases in the eastern Mediterranean: initial review of feasibility and potential. Crystal El Safadi The eastern Mediterranean is a region rich in maritime heritage including archaeological sites, features, seascapes, and traditions. Substantiative research and surveys have aimed to uncover the signature and significance of this resource: …

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Investigating Neolithic maritime landscapes and practice in the Levant and Cyprus – ongoing

Investigating Neolithic maritime landscapes and practice in the Levant and Cyprus – 2020 Crystal El Safadi The sea has always been both a resource and medium for people from prehistory to today. In the shaping of modern human life, one of the occurrences regarded as most influential is the development of agriculture and the creation …

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Contemporary Philosophy for Maritime Archaeology – ongoing

Contemporary Philosophy for Maritime Archaeology – 2021 Dr Sara Rich and Dr Peter Campbell Contemporary philosophy is making significant impacts on archaeological research, especially through prominent philosophers Graham Harman and Levi Bryant engaging directly with archaeologists. The aim of this application is to publish an edited volume that makes contemporary philosophy relevant to maritime archaeology …

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Up from the Sea: mariner networks in ports across the Late Bronze Age east Mediterranean

Up from the Sea: mariner networks in ports across the Late Bronze Age east Mediterranean – 2016 L. Hulin and S. German Activities The Honor Frost Foundation provided funding for two activities: a scoping visit to Cyprus and fieldwork in Crete and Cyprus. We met Despo Pilides, Chief curator of museums in Cyprus, on 20th …

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Archeo-Paleomagnetic Dating

Archeo-Paleomagnetic Dating of Transport Amphoras from Submerged Contexts – ongoing Dr. Peter Campbell, Dr. George Koutsouflakis, and Dr. Chuang Xuan Over two seasons, the Fourni Underwater Survey has located 45 shipwrecks. While many more shipwrecks are expected to be found over the final two years of the survey, these shipwreck already represent a substantial dataset …

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Ancient Maritime Dynamics- 2017

Ancient Maritime Dynamics – 2017 Dr Matthew Harpster The Ancient Maritime Dynamics (AMD) program is a suite of investigations that are refining the use and application of maritime archaeological data to reconstruct the life of the Mediterranean maritime community in antiquity. Whereas other components of AMD are comparing our archaeological narrative of maritime life to …

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The Athlit ram revisited

The Athlit ram revisited: technical metallurgical and provenance analysis coupled with surface mapping and 3D modeling of the ram and its timbers Asaf Oron Summary A dramatic increase in the corpus of naval ram finds and their research in the past few years (Tusa and Royal 2012; Adams et al. 2013; Buccellato and Tusa 2013; …

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Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project

Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project – 2015 Dr Justin Leidwanger The Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project is a multi-stage collaborative excavation, survey, and heritage management initiative focusing on the maritime landscape and seaborne communication off the southeast coast of Sicily, Italy. The concentration of accessible sites and their location at the intersection of the eastern and western …

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