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.
|Acoustic characteristics of archaeological wooden material in marine environment - Dormant||Dormant|
|Acoustic methods in marine archaeology - Dormant||Dormant|
|Adulis - a port on the Red Sea, Eritrea - Dormant||Dormant|
|Beaulieu river project - Dormant||Dormant|
|Bova Marina Maritime Project||Active|
|Kravel project: The survey and recording of an early sixteenth century wreck in the Baltic||Active|
|Krogen project - Dormant||Dormant|
|Lacustrine archaeology: potential indicators for recent crustal movements. A Swedish case study: Lake Vattern - Dormant||Dormant|
|Lake Mareotis - Dormant||Dormant|
|Maritime and marine historic environment research framework - Dormant||Dormant|
|Modelling of Scour around shipwrecks - Dormant||Dormant|
|The Montenegrin Maritime Archaeological Research Project||Active|
|Neolithic land and seascapes in Guernsey||Active|
|Rome’s Mediterranean Ports (RoMP) or Portuslimen||Active|
|Quseir al-Qadim project - Dormant||Dormant|
|Roman shipwrecks project - Dormant||Dormant|
|Saxon fish weirs in the Blackwater Estuary, Essex - Dormant||Dormant|
|The survey of Tell Tinnis, Manzala, Egypt||Active|
|The Oued Loukkos Survey||Active|
|The ancient and medieval harbour at Suez project||Active|
|The relic palaeo-landscapes of the Thames Estuary||Active|
|Digital Humanities research||Active|