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The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Marine Life Talks: Living the life aquatic Seminar

5 April 2012
National Oceanography Centre Southampton

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone National Oceanography Centre Southampton on +44 (0)23 8059 6666 .

Event details

With Titanic mania sweeping Southampton this month in memory of the 100th anniversary of its demise, Helen will provide a whirlwind tour of the development of seafaring and maritime activity from its origins in the Pleistocene, and our ancestors’ first open water crossings, to the cutting edge technology that maritime archaeologists deploy today.

The technological development and the symbolic role of the ship within society will be explored alongside the developing discipline and challenges of maritime archaeology.

Further information

This talk is open to members of the public, staff and students. Admission is free.

Visitors attending the talk should arrive at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton at 7.15pm to be met in Reception

The National Oceanography Centre Southampton can be reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Town Quay and Ocean Village).

The talks are accessible via stairs or a lift. Since the lift cannot be used in an emergency, evacuation of less able visitors is down the stairs via an evacuation chair. You are therefore required to notify us in advance of the presence of a wheelchair user or anyone with access issues likely to require use of an evacuation chair.

Speaker information

Helen Farr,is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow within the Centre for Maritime Archaeology at Southampton University. Her research interests include ancient seafaring and island colonization, prehistoric submerged landscapes and the dynamic relationship between people and their changing environment as sea-levels rose during the Holocene. Combining skills in marine archaeology, palaeoevnvironmental analysis and geoarchaeology Helen has projects in the Solent, central Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.

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