Revisiting the Tongan Ships
Five years ago, I was in Hong Kong and stumbled across a marvellous museum without walls. Rebuilding the Tóngān ships was a new media art exhibition that reinterpreted the rise and fall of one of Qīng China’s most significant maritime mainstay, the Tóngān ship.
Nihao Nanhai One
In 1987 divers stumbled across something surprising; an 800-year-old Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279 CE) shipwreck lying in the mouth of the Pearl River. Fully laden with a treasure trove of precious cargo, the discovery sent shockwaves around the world.
My Top Low-Tech Survey Gear Tips
Recently, I let you in on a little secret. I broke one of my golden rules, played favourites, and it seems you liked it. A lot! So today, I’m doing it again. Here are my top 5 low-tech survey gear tips. I’ve personally picked, packed, and paid for, every last thing on the list. And what a list it is?!
THE Ports and Harbours of Southeast Asia
From short-sea to deep-ocean shipping, humans have used maritime trade networks since prehistoric times. Yet, there have been no attempts to study the logistical processes that sustained these networks. A new project funded by the University of Helsinki seeks to do just that!
Diving into the Past with the BBC
Ever wanted to know what life as a Maritime Archaeologist is like? Then join Thailands’s Jo Sankhaprasit and myself as we talk to BBC World’s Kim Chakenetsa about our love of archaeology, the thrill of discovery, and the dangerous reality of diving.
My 5 Favourite Shipwrecks
Almost every day I am asked, which is my favourite project, and why. More often than not, asking a mother to choose her favourite child and attempt to change the subject. Today, I am going to make an exception and share with you my five favourite shipwrecks.
What is Maritime Archeology?
It’s all about shipwrecks and treasure, right?! Well, no, not exactly. Shipwrecks are critical to our understanding of the human past. But, to limit maritime archaeology to the science of shipwrecks is to limit Amazon.com to selling one title.
Hello and welcome to IMMERSED, my blog dedicated to inspiring maritime archaeology adventures. Whether you are a scuba diver, travel buff, culture vulture, an armchair adventurer, or your interest in the past is limited to reading this, IMMERSED has something for everyone.