Centre for Maritime Archaeology

Working on the Axe Boat


Maritime Archaeological Research

Our multidisciplinary research draws on the University's established excellence in archaeology, marine geophysics, history, environmental science, computing and ship science to address diverse maritime archaeological and underwater cultural heritage questions.

Training future maritime archaeologists

Our taught and research postgraduates benefit from the diverse learning opportunities provided by the Centre 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 Future Learn to offer a free online course that is open to all  'Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Exploring the Fascinating World of Maritime Archaeology' Promo video and you can register here.

Dynamic community of researchers

Our members include established international experts and emerging scholars, undertaking innovative, multidisciplinary research in areas from Pleistocene submerged landscapes and shipwreck archaeology to ethnographic studies and experimental archaeology.