I love the BBC. No matter where in the world I have lived, the BBC has always been there. So, when the World Service invited me to be interviewed for ‘The Conversation’, I couldn’t say no. I had been listening to the program, and I was riveted. Why? Because the conversation is between two women from two vastly different cultures, who live in different parts of the world, who come together to talk about their paths to success in the same field. From astronauts to zookeepers, these women were articulate, intelligent, passionate, dedicated, and oh my gosh, did they have some stories to tell?!
If you are interested in diving, shipwrecks, or maritime archaeology, then this is for you. Take a listen to this personal conversation in which Jo Sankhaprasit and myself talk about our love of archaeology, the thrill of discovery, and the dangerous reality of diving.
If you need to be inspired to listen in full, here are some of the things covered in our conversation:
- how we got started in maritime archaeology;
- significant shipwrecks we’ve investigated;
- the dangers of diving and how to overcome them;
- the power of in situ preservation;
- why we are guided by a strict code of conduct;
- the impact of climate change on underwater heritage;
- lessons we’ve learned throughout our career; and
- how to encourage more women into maritime archaeology.
Hopefully, this will help you get to know me a little better, and give you an insight into life as a maritime archaeologist.
Listen online here. The podcast runs for about 30 minutes.
Or, download it directly here (Duration: 27:04/24.6MB).
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Image: (c) Sebastian Pena Lambarri