and colloquia

special events

and the deep sea
conference '02

toward a new
conference '99




A series of seminars and colloquia intended to bring together a diverse group to discuss archaeology in deep water. DeepArch seminars are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please contact Claire Calcagno for details.


Coming up - [title tba] - Henrik Schmidt, MIT Department of Ocean Engineering.

February 19, 2004 - "Precision Navigation in the Black Sea" - David Mindell, MIT STS Program / Dibner Institute.

December 2, 2003 - "USS Queenfish (SSN-651) North Pole Expedition and Historic First Oceanographic Survey of the Entire Siberian Continental Shelf" - Capt. Alfred McLaren, USN (ret.)

November 18, 2003 - "Preliminary Results of the 2003 Season at Skerki Bank" - Brendan Foley, McCann Taggart Postdoctoral Fellow, WHOI

April 2, 2003 - "A Deep Sea Archaeology Saga, Act I: Hercules Meets Elissa" - Sarah Webster, WHOI Deep Submergence Lab, and Todd Gregory, Institute for Exploration

February 27, 2003 - "Quantitative imaging from Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (with an emphasis on Archaeology)" - Hanu Singh, WHOI Deep Submergence Lab

February 12, 2003 - "Benedict Arnold, Lake Champlain and Other Stories" - Art Cohn, Maritime Research Institute, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

December 12, 2002 - "HERCULES and other mythological underwater vehicles: Engineering for IFE's 2003 Missions in the Black Sea and Mediterranean" - Jim Newman, Institute for Exploration/Woods Hole Marine Systems, Inc.

November 5, 2002 - "Edgerton's application of side scan and penetrating sonar in the service of archaeological exploration off the coast of Israel" - Elisha Linder, Director, Center for Maritime Studies, University of Haifa, Israel

October 16, 2002 - "Stone Circles, Three Canoes, a Lost Steamship, and a Piano: Managing Underwater Archaeology in Massachusetts Waters" - Victor Mastone, Director, Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources

December 13, 2001 - "Experimental Test-Bed for Multi-Vehicle Control, Navigation and Communication" - Dr. Ralf Bachmayer, Princeton University

November 28, 2001 - "IFE's Side-scan Sonar and Subbottom Profiler Survey in the Western Black Sea, August 2001" - Dwight Coleman, Institute For Exploration

November 14, 2001 - "Fluorescence Imaging of the Sea Floor: Applications to Marine Archaeology" - Dr. Charlie Mazel, Physical Sciences Inc. & NightSea LLC

October 24, 2001 - "Subbottom Sonar Investigation of the USS Monitor Turret" - Brian Bingham and Prof. David Mindell, MIT

May 2, 2001 - "Archaeology of the Italian Coast" - Dr. Anna Marguerite McCann & Dr. Aaron Brody, Boston University

April 11, 2001 - "Excavation of Deep Water Shipwrecks" - Dr. Fredrik Søreide, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Sarah Webster, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

March 13, 2001 - "A New Era of Exploration" - Michael Kelly, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, and Katherine Croff, MIT and NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

February 15, 2001 - "Black Sea 2000 Deep Water Archaeology Project" - Dr. Robert Ballard, Institute For Exploration

May 4, 2000 - "Deepwater Remote Excavation for Archaeology" - Sarah Webster, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

April 12, 2000 - "Remote Sensing for Marine Archaeology" - Dr. Martin Klein

March 1, 2000 - "The Market Economy of Ancient Rome (a research proposal)" - Prof. Peter Temin, MIT Department of Economics

February 9, 2000 - "Discovery of the Ancient Coastline in the Black Sea" - Dr. Robert Ballard, Institute For Exploration

November 10, 1999 - "Results of the 1999 Ashkelon Deep Water Archaeology Project" - Professor Lawrence Stager, Harvard University

November 18, 1998 - "Black Sea Circulation and Physical Processes" - Glen Gawarkiewicz, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

October 30, 1998 - "An Abrupt Drowning of the Black Sea Shelf" - Prof. Walter Pitman & Prof. William Ryan, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

September 16, 1998 - "1998 Sinop Remote Sensing Survey Results" - Prof. David Mindell & Brendan Foley, MIT

May 20, 1998 - "Remotely Operated Vehicle Technology" - Jim Newman, Woods Hole Marine Systems Inc. & IFE

Arpil 1, 1998 - "Black Sea Trade Route Project" - Prof. Fred Hiebert, University of Pennsylvania & Robert Ballard, Institute For Exploration

March 4, 1998 - "Deep Water Archaeology: Issues and Logistics" - Prof. David Mindell, MIT

February 11, 1998 - "Sinop Land Survey" - Alex Gantos, BU; "Side Scan Sonar Surveying" - David Mindell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

January 12, 1998 - "Integration of Land and Underwater Archaeology" - Prof. Jonathan Adams, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton, England

December 30, 1997 - "Beginnings" - Prof. David Mindell, MIT




Deep Water Archaeology Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave. Rm e51-194
Cambridge, MA 02139



links research events expeditions home education publications in the press events