Maritime archaeology


The course gives a short overview of maritime archaeology as well as protection of its heritage.

This is a self-paced learning from didactic material available online on website. There is neither control and tracking on training activity nor human support for learners.

Estimated time for completion of the work with the interactive e-learning course is ca. 2-3 hours.


Basic knowledge of the character of archaeological process and the nature of archaeological evidence.

Course structure

Maritime archaeology
Maritime archaeology - Introduction
Types of maritime heritage
Types of maritime heritage
Monitoring, protection and management of maritime heritage
Legal framework in maritime archaeology
Case Study: Vasa – a Swedish warship from 1628
Case Study: IJsselmeerpolders
Case Study: Urbieta’s shipwreck - Recuperating a 15th century ship in the Basque Country
Case Study: Maritime Archaeology in the United Kingdom
Aanbieder Adam Mickiewicz University
Leermethode Open access online course
Doelgroep Archaeological professionals and students of archaeology
Moeilijkheidsgraad Gevorderd niveau
Taal English
Auteurs Module: Andrzej Pydyn, Case studies: Hakan Karlsson, Anders Gustafssonn, Heleen van Londen, Manuel Izagirre, Kenneth Aitchison
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