Jonathan was a Deputy Director of the Mary Rose Project and has directed several other research excavations including the Amsterdam (UK), and the Sea Venture (Bermuda). He is currently working on medieval and early modern shipwreck sites in Sweden including the Kravel Project, and in Guernsey, as well as prehistoric maritime landscapes in Sweden and the UK. He is Director of the Centre for Maritime Archaeology and a member of the Archaeology Management Group.
Affiliate research group(s)
In May/June 1999 the High Resolution Seismology Group conducted a side scan and chirp sonar survey in Lake Vattern, South-Central Sweden.
The 'Beaulieu river project' is an investigation of the archaeology, history and geomorphology of the Beaulieu river in Hampshire.
In 1986 the Romano-Celtic wreck (dubbed the 'Asterix Ship' by the media) was salvaged from St Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey (Rule & Monaghan 1993). It had been discovered by Richard Keen, a Guernsey professional diver. It had become exposed due to progressive erosion caused by the increased volume of shipping traffic into the harbour as well as an increase in the mean size of vessels (Rule 1993:6).
Franska Stenarna (The French Stones) are a hazardous group of rocks out in the Nämdöfjärden (the Nämdö Fjord) near Stockholm, Sweden. In 1990 the wreck of a ship that must have wrecked upon them nearly 500 years ago was discovered lying between 30 and 56m.
This is a collaborative maritime research project between the departments of archaeology at the University of Stockholm and the University of Southampton.
A survey and underwater excavation of a number of submerged structures in Langstone Harbour.
The Roman shipwrecks project was set up in 2000 to investigate the existence of Roman wrecks in the waters surrounding the British Isles. This project continues research begun in 1998, with funding from the Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England (RCHME)'s National Monuments Record.
The Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton has been commissioned by English Heritage to coordinate the development of a research framework for the maritime, marine and coastal archaeology of England.
Resolving the challenges of imaging buried artefacts in the marine environment.
Professor Jon Adams
Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton
Avenue Campus, Highfield
Telephone:(023) 8059 2240
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