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Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) Introduction Course In Underwater Archaeology


The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) is an international organization dedicated to advancing education in nautical archaeology at all levels and to encouraging the participation of members of the public at all stages. The NAS International Training Program has been delivering courses in nautical archaeology for over 25 years. The program aims to provide not just an introduction to the subject but also to offer people a chance to build their skills and experience, allowing them to take part in projects and fieldwork around the world and perhaps to run their own projects. The Training Program has a modular structure, starting with an Introduction Course and working through the Part I to III Certificates and finally Part IV Diploma.


The first stage of the NAS Training Program, the Introduction Course, is a weekend of training introducing participants to the subject of nautical archaeology. Combining a mixture of classroom and practical sessions, the course aims to promote nautical archaeology to those interested in learning about concepts and basic methods in underwater archaeology. The introduction course requires no prior learning or qualifications and the program offers presentations in a wide range of topics and subject areas within nautical archaeology. It will involve instructors who are ECU university professors for the Program in Maritime Studies and leading underwater archaeologists who direct projects and manage underwater cultural resources in North Carolina.

Cancellation Policy

If requested on or before March 14, 2015, you may receive a 75% refund. No refunds will be given after March 15, 2015.

Prerequisites for Diving

Divers and non-divers are welcome in this class. Individuals wishing to be participate in pool sessions must fill correspond with the requirements of our Diving Safety Officers at Roanoke Island Outfitters (312 Hwy. 64, Manteo, NC 27954, They can be contacted at (252-473-1356). If you have medical conditions potentially problematic for diving, please provide proof of doctor’s permission. The lack of a physician’s note for any condition will likely preclude involvement in pool sessions.

Number of Participants

Enrollment in this course is limited to the first 12 to register. For information regarding future course please contact Dr. Richards.

Special Needs

If you require any special accommodations (accessibility, dietary restrictions, etc.), please contact The Office of Continuing Studies at (252) 328-9198 or

For More information

Dr. Nathan Richards

(252) 475-5453   

Dates:February 21-22, 2014 Check for other dates
Meets:F and Sa from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2 Sessions
Fee: $100.00

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