Archaeological Training

Archaeological Training Committee
David C. Thompson, Chair; Jim Tuite; Levi Holton

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SCHEDULED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

(this page is continually updated)

CANNON RECORDING

January 30, 2021 (pre-registration required)

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the theories and techniques for the archaeological recording of cannons. 

Day: 30JanSaturday 1 pm
NAS Credit: Eligible for 2.5 NAS Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork/Level III credits
Length: 1/2 day
Cost: $15
Location: ZOOM on-line seminar
Prerequisites: None

Registration:  Complete and forward registration form. (download form)

Registration closes 25 January.

TIMBER RECORDING

February 27, 2021 (pre-registration required)

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the techniques for the archaeological recording of timber.    

Day: 27 Feb – Saturday 1 pm
NAS Credit: Eligible for 2.5 NAS Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork/ Level III credits
Length: 1/2 day
Cost: $15
Location: ZOOM on-line seminar
Prerequisites: None

Registration:  Complete and forward registration form. (download form) 

Registration closes 22 February.

NAUTICAL CHARTS AND CHARTING

March 20, 2021 (pre-registration required)

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the history of charts and how to read a modern nautical chart. 

Day: 20MarSaturday 1 pm
NAS Credit: Eligible for 2.5 NAS Maritime Archaeology Pre-Fieldwork/Level III credits
Length: 1/2 day
Cost: $15
Location: ZOOM on-line seminar
Prerequisites: None

Registration:  Complete and forward registration form(download form)

Registration closes 15 March.

ANCHOR RECODRING

April 17, 2021 (pre-registration required)

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the various  types of anchors used throughout history and the techniques for the archaeological recording of anchors. 

Day: 17 AprSaturday 1 pm (TBD)
NAS Credit: Eligible for 2.5 NAS Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork/Level III credits
Length: 1/2 day
Cost: $15
Location: ZOOM on-line seminar
Prerequisites: None

Registration:  Complete and forward registration form. (download form)

Registration closes 12 April.

EXCAVATION SAFETY

April 24, 2021 (pre-registration required)

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the types of excavations used in archaeology and the general safety protocols necessary for each excavation. 

Day: Saturday 1 pm (TBD)
NAS Credit: Eligible for 2.5 NAS Maritime Archaeology Excavation/Level III credits
Length: 1/2 day
Cost: $15
Location: ZOOM on-line seminar
Prerequisites: None

Registration:  Complete and forward registration form. (download form)

Registration closes 19 April.

INTRO TO MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY DISTINCTIVE SPECIALTY

Date: (contact Jim Tuite mhc.dive.safety@gmail.com if you are interested in taking this course)
Location: (to be determined)

The purpose of the PADI Introduction to Maritime Archaeology Distinctive Specialty course is to familiarize the diver with skills, knowledge, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and enjoyment of Maritime Archaeology. The course is intended to serve as a controlled, supervised introduction to Maritime Archaeology and should emphasize fun and safety.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age. PADI Advanced Open Water Certification (or equivalent from another certification agency) required.
  • Online learning modules and Knowledge Reviews will be assigned and must be completed prior to the scheduled diving dates.
  • There will be one confined and two open water dives.
  • A minimum of 4 students is required to conduct this course.
  • Cost: TBD
  • In addition, students must have DAN diving insurance and are responsible for the costs associated with the textbook, travel, lodging, meals, entry fees, scuba equipment rental, tanks and air.

Note: The NAS Intro and PADI Intro course together is equivalent to NAS Level 1/NAS Introduction to Maritime Archaeology award).  To receive NAS credit, you must be a member of the Nautical Archaeology Society.

PADI BLACKWATER ARCHAEOLOGY COURSE

Date: (to be determined)
Locations: (to be determined)

The purpose of the PADI Blackwater Archaeology Specialty Diver Course is to teach the student diver the skills and techniques necessary to perform underwater archaeology in a no-visibility or low-visibility environment safely.

Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 18 years of age. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, or open water with the  following specialties: Navigation, Deep, and Wreck
  • Online learning modules and Knowledge Reviews will be assigned and must be completed prior to the scheduled diving dates.
  • There will be two confined and two open water dives.
  • A maximum of two students per instructor
  • In addition, students must have DAN diving insurance and are responsible for the costs associated with the textbook, travel, lodging, meals, entry fees, scuba equipment rental, tanks and air.

Days: Saturday and Sunday
NAS Credit: Eligible for 5 NAS Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Credits
Length: 2 days
Cost: to be determined
Location: To be determined

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