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Mr Jose-Oscar  Encuentra  

Postgraduate research student for the Centre for Maritime Archaeology

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Jose Oscar changed his professional career in 2010. After 10 years teaching History in secondary schools in Spain, He decided to fulfil one of his dreams: becoming an Underwater Archaeologist.

Life is a continuous challenge and only those who dare, win: “Audentes fortuna iuvat”.

In 2011 he enrolled the D.U. Archéologie Sous-Marine at University of Nîmes, France, and in 2012, he was already involved in several underwater archaeology projects in France, Spain, Belgium and Bolivia: Port-Vendres, Narbonne-Mandirac, Nice-Baie des Anges, Arles-Rhône, Bajo de la Campana, Deltebre, Grottes de Han, Huiñaimarca-Lago Titicaca.

 After finishing his Master in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton in 2013, Jose Oscar joined the Maritime Archaeology Trust (UK) as Education & Outreach Officer.

In 2016, Jose Oscar joined as a Research Associate the Université Libre de Bruxelles where he was involved in the Lake Titicaca Project (Bolivia). Apart from excavating underwater at 3815 m of altitude, he was the Director of the first Underwater Archaeology Field School for Bolivian archaeologists.

Co-director, since 2017, of the underwater excavations of ARESMAR at Port-Vendres and Collioure, France.

Finally, Jose Oscar decided that the time had arrived to change, provisionally, the airlifts for the books and focussing in his PhD studies at the Centre for Maritime Archaeology.

However, the call of the Sea is always intense.

Research interests

Research topic: How do the Archaeology of shipwrecks, contribute to understand the maritime networks of Narbo Martius and its role as a Hub of maritime trade and redistribution (1st c. BC – 3rd c. AD).

Supervisors: Simon Keay & Julian Whitewright.

Mr Jose-Oscar Encuentra
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton
Avenue Campus, Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BF
United Kingdom

Room Number: 65A/2241

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