Course on Underwater Archaeology

Participants of the training course practising underwater archaeology methods.

The city of Zadar, Croatia, has hosted for second time the second course on basic underwater archaeology (from 04. 06. 2012 to 15. 06. 2012). This training course was organized by the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in collaboration with the UNESCO Office in Venice.

The course lasted two weeks and was attended by different young archaeology professionals from five countries in the region. The course was divided in theoretical classes -that were taught in Zadar- and practical diving sessions -in the roman port of Pakoštane.

The theoretical classes were focused on  underwater documentation methodology, excavation, underwater photogrammetry, the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and the underwater archaeological sites around the area of Pakoštane. The tutors of the course were Luka Bekic, Mladen Pesic, Neno Starcic and Marko Mestrov.

During the first week of the course, participants had the chance to improve their diving skills and get appropriate diving qualifications.

An Advanced UNESCO underwater archaeology course is being prepared for September, for those who already have some experience in underwater archeology.

For more information, please visit the ICUA Website and the UNESCO Office in Venice Website for underwater cultural heritage.


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