Virtual Lecture | Archaeology Underwater: How Submerged Landscapes are Changing the Future of Archaeology


    About the Lecture:

    The phrase “underwater archaeology” conjures notions of shipwrecks, ships lost at sea, and the dramatic catastrophes that sank them; however, the discipline can also reveal details about ancient landscapes that contain the record of past human occupations. Many of these sites are on the earth’s continental shelves where vast stretches of shallow, coastal lands were exposed at the end of the last Ice Age. These once dry landscapes supported life for plants, animals, and humans for thousands of years.

    In this lecture, Dr. Lemke will outline how research on submerged landscapes is becoming an increasingly important part of archaeology, focusing on a specific study in the Great Lakes, where 100 feet of water has preserved a virtually intact 9,000-year-old landscape with rooted trees, peat bogs, hunting sites, and artifacts.

    Find out more here. 

    This lecture series is sponsored by The Archaeological Conservancy and is free our Members and the General Public.  Recorded lectures will also be available on YouTube or on this page after the event.


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