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Underwater Archaeology: The NAS consultant to ideas and perform presents a accomplished precis of the archaeological technique as utilized in an underwater context.

  • Long awaited moment version of what's popularly known as the NAS instruction manual
  • Provides a realistic consultant to underwater archaeology: tips on how to become involved, simple ideas, crucial concepts, venture making plans and execution, publishing and proposing
  • Fully illustrated with over a hundred drawings and new color portraits
  • New chapters on geophysics, ancient learn, images and video, tracking and upkeep and conservation

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Without an honest assessment of the aims and methods of a project and a detailed, objective record of the results, the usefulness of a reconstruction, whether a single object or an entire vessel, will be very limited. This chapter has attempted to clarify exactly what archaeology is, where it has come from, what motivates archaeologists and how they approach their subject. For information about the basic principles behind archaeological practice, please see chapter 4. , 2002, Maritime Archaeology, in C.

To participate in an underwater archaeology project as an unpaid diver, a diving qualification equivalent to at least CMAS 2 Star (BSAC Sport Diver, PADI Rescue Diver, SAA Club Diver) is required. Due to conditions on site, many projects will ask for more experience than the AND FORESHORE ARCHAEOLOGY minimum requirement, so it is wise to aim for a higher qualification and as many appropriate dives as possible while training. It is also worth remembering that few projects can supply diving equipment (with the possible exception of cylinders).

However, in many countries, there are more people qualified to undertake these jobs than there are vacancies. Archaeological posts are often based on short-term contracts with modest salaries, and career prospects can be limited. A career in archaeology does therefore require a degree of determination, commitment and desire for intellectual rather than financial fulfilment. Employing organizations would generally expect applicants to hold academic qualifications in archaeology. g. g. English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Cadw (Wales), Environment & Heritage Service (N.

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