SPLASHCOS News

Thursday, 9th July 2020

New underwater sites have recently been discovered on the continental shelf offshore of the Dampier Archipelago in NW Australia.

Monday, 13th April 2020

Two volumes have now been published on the archaeological work arising from the SPLASHCOS initiative: The Archaeology of Europe's Drowned Landscapes, published by Springer as an open access volume, and Oceans of Archaeology, published by the Jutland Archaeological Society.

Wednesday, 27th November 2019

Loren Davis (Oregon State University) and James Dixon (University of New Mexico) convened a discussion workshop at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC on June 11-12, with archaeologists engaged in underwater research, representatives of Native tribal organisations, and Federal agencies.

Monday, 5th November 2018

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is funding a new three-year project (2017-2020), the Deep History of Sea Country, dedicated to mapping submerged landscapes and the search for underwater archaeology off the coast of Western Australia.

Monday, 7th August 2017

These volumes have now been published: Under the Sea: Archaeology and Palaeolandscapes of the Continental Shelf, Coastline Changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East (Springer International) and Submerged Landscapes of the European Continental Shelf (Wiley Blackwell)

Thursday, 2nd June 2016

The European Commission has recently issued a call for research proposals under the geology section of the EMODnet Program (European Marine Observation and Data network) for high-resolution mapping of submerged landscapes (multibeam and seismic survey and borings).

Monday, 7th March 2016

Two major grants involving SPLASHCOS members have recently been awarded for new research. Prof. Vince Gaffney, University of Bradford, has won €2.5 million as an ERC Advanced Grant, while Prof. Dr. Hauke Joens reports that the Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research, has won €1.8 million from the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture and the Volkswagen Foundation.

Monday, 23rd November 2015

Ulrike Guerin from UNESCO has secured an exhibition space in the UNESCO Pavilion in the public area close to the delegates entrance.

Monday, 23rd November 2015

IKUWA6 will take place between 28 November and 2 December 2016 at the Western Australian Museum Fremantle, Western Australia. It is being hosted by the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology, and this is the first time that IKUWA has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. The call for papers has just been issued.

There are a number of proposed sessions of relevance to submerged landscapes and prehistoric archaeology including a dedicated session on The Archaeology of Submerged Palaeolandscapes: a Global Perspective.

Saturday, 3rd October 2015

Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP hosted an Information Meeting on Underwater Cultural Heritage at the European Parliament on 1st October, 2015.

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