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The NAS always tries to keep members up to date with the latest news in nautical archaeology. Sometimes this may be taken from other websites about stories that have been reported in the world press. Alternatively it may be news of an event or activities that the NAS is organising itself.

The News Archive is where to come if you have missed a News item on the day or the week it was released and catch up with what has been reported or announced in the past.

Mon, 23/09/2013
Photo:  Three DUKW wrecks sit beneath Lake Garda Photo: Wiki/PD-USGov Experts are hoping to recover the remains of a lost WWII amphibious vehicle along with any human remains from the bottom of Lake...
Thu, 19/09/2013
Photo:  The Brahmi inscription could date back to the first or second century (AD) Photo: archaeology.lk Marine archaeologists in Sri Lanka have found a Brahmi inscription at Delft, the furthest...
Wed, 18/09/2013
Photo:  Ticha Lake – what else lies beneath? The dry spell over the summer has seen the emergence of a 7000 defensive wall from the Ticha lake in Shoumen, Bulgaria, with the dropping water levels....
Mon, 16/09/2013
Photo:  Mars the Miraculous is the theme for one of the key talks at this year’s NAS conference Photo: Ingemar Lundgren, Ocean Discovery One talk not to be missed at this year’s NAS annual conference...
Thu, 12/09/2013
Photo: The Robert J Walker’s unique paddlewheel flanges helped to identify the wreck Photo: NOAA The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has identified the wreck of a steamer...
Wed, 11/09/2013
Photo:  The ancient town of Hasankeyf looks set to become a submerged site Photo: Hasankeyf Matters Archaeologists are racing against time to finish excavations in the Batman province of south...
Tue, 10/09/2013
Photo: NAS member John Starkie courtesy of Darina Tully The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) has announced a new grant award for maritime ethnographic work made as a bequest by NAS member, John...
Wed, 04/09/2013
Photo: Archaeologists at work at “Scotland’s Glastonbury” Archaeologists have discovered an Iron Age loch village, the first of its kind in Scotland. The site in Wigtownshire is being dubbed as “...
Wed, 04/09/2013
Photo: Dave helps measure and sketch the wreck as part of his NAS Elearning training Photo: Dave Mothershaw/Matt Cass The most recent NAS ELearning dive fieldschool was held out of Portsmouth on...
Wed, 04/09/2013
Marine archaeologists have discovered a sunken 17th century Ottoman ship loaded with a valuable Dutch cargo of plates off the coast of İzmir, Turkey. Hürriyet Daily News says that the vessel is the...
Tue, 27/08/2013
Photo: Dave Parham, project leader, with the Swash Channel Wreck rudder Photo: Bournemouth University Marine archaeologists from Bournemouth University in the UK have raised an elaborately carved...
Tue, 27/08/2013
Photo: Is Druridge Bay evidence that Britain was cut off from the Continent by a tsunami? Photo: Northumberland Wildlife Trust The excavation of a Bronze Age burial mound which is sliding off the...
Tue, 27/08/2013
Photo: Enjoying a previous NAS Conference This year’s annual NAS Conference will bring together professional and amateur archaeologists to discuss and share ideas on maritime and nautical archaeology...
Mon, 12/08/2013
Photo: Hundreds of ships have met their end on America’s Great Lakes Shipwreck enthusiasts claim to have discovered what they say is the oldest documented commercial shipwreck ever discovered in...
Mon, 12/08/2013
Photo: What other treasures will be discovered at Phaselis? Turkey’s ancient port city of Phaselis in Antalya, some of which is underwater,  is about to play host to a new archaeological survey to...
Mon, 12/08/2013
Photo: The search has resumed for HMS Erebus and HMS Terror The Canadian government has announced that underwater archaeologists will once again resume the search for the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror –...
Thu, 08/08/2013
Photo: Last year’s winner – ‘Like father like son’ by Jose Manuel Mates Luque Are you a budding marine archaeology photographer? If so, how about entering the NAS Calendar Photo Competition 2013. At...
Thu, 08/08/2013
Photo: The Sanyo Maru wreck is now protected Photo: Northern Territory Government, Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment The shipwreck of the only known Japanese pearling mother ship in...
Mon, 05/08/2013
CENTRO DI FORMAZIONE PER LA DOCUMENTAZIONE SUBACQUEA - Underwater Survey Training Center. Powered by Reitia -Documentazione per l’Archeologia  Parco Archeologico Didattico del Livelet –Laghi di...
Thu, 01/08/2013
Photo: The Tower Hill foreshore needs to be carefully monitored for erosion The Tower Hill foreshore saw a flurry of activity recently as the Thames Discovery Programme (TDP) performed their annual...