The Centre for Maritime Archaeology provides a focus for maritime archaeological research at the University of Southampton.
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.
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.
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 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.
|Staff Member||Primary Position|
|Lucy Blue||Senior Lecturer|
|Justin Dix||Senior Lecturer|
|R Helen Farr||SMMI Lecturer|
|Alison Gascoigne||Associate Professor|
|Matthew Johnson||Visiting Professor|
|Andrew Meirion Jones||Reader|
|Simon Keay||Professor of Archaeology|
|Jesse Ransley||Visiting Fellow|
|Fraser Sturt||Associate Professor|
|Christina Triantafillou||Research Fellow|
|Julian Whitewright||Teaching Fellow|
|David Williams||Visiting Senior Research Fellow|
|The relic palaeo-landscapes of the Thames Estuary||Active|
|The ancient and medieval harbour at Suez project||Active|
|Kravel project: The survey and recording of an early sixteenth century wreck in the Baltic||Active|
|Digital Humanities research||Active|
|Quseir al-Qadim project - Dormant||Dormant|
|Bova Marina Maritime Project||Active|
|Acoustic characteristics of archaeological wooden material in marine environment - Dormant||Dormant|
|Beaulieu river project - Dormant||Dormant|
|Rome’s Mediterranean Ports (RoMP) or Portuslimen||Active|
|The Oued Loukkos Survey||Active|
|Krogen project - Dormant||Dormant|
|Adulis - a port on the Red Sea, Eritrea - Dormant||Dormant|
|Lake Mareotis - Dormant||Dormant|
|Neolithic land and seascapes in Guernsey||Active|
|Lacustrine archaeology: potential indicators for recent crustal movements. A Swedish case study: Lake Vattern - Dormant||Dormant|
|Saxon fish weirs in the Blackwater Estuary, Essex - Dormant||Dormant|
|Maritime and marine historic environment research framework - Dormant||Dormant|
|The survey of Tell Tinnis, Manzala, Egypt||Active|
|Roman shipwrecks project - Dormant||Dormant|
|The Montenegrin Maritime Archaeological Research Project||Active|
|Acoustic methods in marine archaeology - Dormant||Dormant|
|Modelling of Scour around shipwrecks - Dormant||Dormant|