UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

Understanding the importance of underwater archaeology

Understanding the importance of underwater archaeology:

An abstract

The sea level has influenced humans since the beginning. The action associated with the rise of body water (glacial- interglacial climatic cycle) changed the paleography of the continental shelf which means that one-time marine environments now can be populate it by human (even for prehistoric human occupation).
For example, Europe an additional 40% of landscape has being submerged and the globally estimated is some of 20 million km2.
Intensive efforts are being devoted to search archaeological sites on the seabed. Such efforts should be made in conjunction with interdisciplinary scientific disciplines, although a head underwater-officer (offshore industry- scuba industry) should conduct and monitor all the activities.
Collaborations between scientific communities gain mutual benefits; because problems will rise, stimulating new techniques in all the knowledgeable areas involve, example: geological, forensic, archaeological, anthropological, climatic, etc. All of these disciplines will enriched by new data collections.
No other narrative in evolution engage more the imagination and research than the human geographical expansion. Predominantly these humans movements took place during at time of extreme climate fluctuations, taking the exploration underwater.

Sea level change had a serious effect on the archaeological record available for study today.

All these jazz means that underwater scuba technicians, divers, and underwater technologies are most important for the scientific communities. The preparations, formal studies and skills developing are important for this endeavours.

Further reading:
Geology and archaeology: submerged landscapes of the continental shelf: an introduction JAN HARFF1*, GEOFFREY N. BAILEY2 & FRIEDRICH LU¨ TH3


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