The Centre for Maritime Archaeology (CMA)

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.