Proceedings of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage

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The 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage was held from 12-16 May 2014 in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. The conference was hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the University of Hawai‘i Marine Option Program. More than 139 participants from 27 countries around the world joined together in Honolulu to discuss common goals in underwater cultural heritage research and preservation.The 2014 event:• addressed management and protection strategies of underwater cultural heritage in Asia and the countries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans in the 21st century;
• facilitated regional cooperation through the development of academic and governmental networks in the Asia-Pacific region;
• provided a forum for discussion of technical and ethical issues related to underwater cultural heritage and underwater archaeology;
• freely distributed information across the region and worldwide.

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APCONF 2014 included three days of concurrent presentations, organized into 15 individual sessions. Eighty-four of the session presenters submitted papers for publication. APCONF papers were reviewed and edited by the committee and published in the hard copy of the conference proceedings (and available individually here). The study and preservation of underwater cultural heritage benefits directly from the knowledge shared here by these contributing authors, who are at the forefront of the UCH discipline across the Asia Pacific region. The Planning Committee would like to extend our gratitude to the authors and session organizers for making this publication possible. While copyright in the conference proceedings as a whole is vested in the 2014 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference Planning Committee, the copyright of the individual papers belongs to their authors.

While the presentations in Honolulu have ended the conference lives on in this digital collection on the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. The papers are presented here organized by session (see the links below). Most session pages include a video introduction with the session organizers. In addition visitors to this site can watch interviews with the keynote speakers (see below). By making this outstanding collection freely available online it is our hope that the conversations begun in Manila 2011 and held in Hawaii 2014 will continue into the future.

Funding for the publication of the conference proceedings was generously provided by: National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, University of Hawai‘i Marine Option Program, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, UNESCO, the Ocean Foundation, University of Hawai‘i, The Field Museum, Ships of Discovery, Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology, Inc., SEAMEO SPAFA Regional Centre for Arts and Archaeology, Maney Publishing, and the Tokyo Institute of Marine Science and Technology.

-Dr. Hans Van Tilburg, Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee

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Lo River shipwreck offers insight into Viet Nam’s trading history

TUYEN QUANG (VNS)— A shipwreck dating back to end of 19th century has been removed from the bed of the Lo River in northern province of Tuyen Quang.

The shipwreck and its contents are now being exhibited in a park in downtown Tuyen Quang City, by the provincial museum. Continue reading “Lo River shipwreck offers insight into Viet Nam’s trading history”

TRUNG QUỐC HẠ THỦY TÀU NGHIÊN CỨU KHẢO CỔ HỌC BIỂN ĐẦU TIÊN

Tháng 1/2014, Trung Quốc chính thức cho hạ thủy Tàu Nghiên cứu Khảo cổ học biển đầu tiên với mục đích hướng tới nhằm nghiên cứu các đảo ở Biển Đông của Việt Nam Thông tin chi tiết XEM Ở ĐÂY:  Chinese Archaeological Research Ship to Explore the Vietnam East Sea Thông tin liên quan: – Cuối tháng 12-2012, trang web Xinhuanet loan tin Trung … Continue reading TRUNG QUỐC HẠ THỦY TÀU NGHIÊN CỨU KHẢO CỔ HỌC BIỂN ĐẦU TIÊN

The 13th Century (?) Shipwreck founded offshore central Vietnam

A shipwreck dating to the 13th century has been discovered recently offshore Quang Ngai Province. The Port of Co Luy in Quang Ngai Provice Antiquities discovered around the 700-year-old wreck Quang Ngai: Search for other wrecks around the 700-year-old ship The 700-year-old wreck in pictures Quang Ngai: 700-year-old wreck found intact 700-year-old shipwreck antiquities found in central Vietnam Further updates on the Quang Ngai shipwreck … Continue reading The 13th Century (?) Shipwreck founded offshore central Vietnam

Inauguration of The Underwater Archaeology Department – Vietnam Institute of Archaeology (IA)

The Underwater Archaeology Department, under the IA (In Vietnamese: Phòng Khảo cổ học Dưới nước) will formally start operations from the 1st July, 2013, with the Decision No. 141/QĐ-KCH, dated on the 25th June, 2013 which nominate Dr. Le Thi Lien as Head of the Underwater Archaeology Department. In the first period of establishment, the main functions of the Department are: 1) Surveys, rescure excavations … Continue reading Inauguration of The Underwater Archaeology Department – Vietnam Institute of Archaeology (IA)

The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) training project in Vietnam

Introduction The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) training project in Vietnam is designed to increase awareness at local, provincial and national levels about the extent and nature of Vietnam’s underwater and maritime cultural heritage as well as about underwater and maritime archaeology. With the assistance of partners, sponsors and contributors, it is hoped that NAS training can be provided free of charge to Vietnamese students, government … Continue reading The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) training project in Vietnam