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Session 8: Ceramics from Shipwrecks, Harbours, Ports and Related Archaeological Sites


Trade ceramics have usually been found together with other evidence in many ancient shipwrecks, harbours, ports, trade centers, hinterlands and…

Session 7: Preservation and Conservation of Wet Archaeological Materials and Site Management


This session will focus on in-situ preservation and conservation management issues, conservation analyses and treatments, and applied conservation…

Session 6: Iberian Global Interactions: the Manila Galleon and the Roteiro


The arrival of Spain and Portugal in Asia-Pacific in the 1500s marked a turning point in the history of the region. New foreign actors came into play:…

Session 5: Early Modern Colonialism in the Asia-Pacific Region


Research on early modern colonialism in the Asia-Pacific region makes a fundamental contribution to the study of Global History. In the last decades,…

Session 4: Underwater Cultural Heritage in Oceania


The Pacific Ocean contains a wealth of underwater cultural heritage. Underwater sites in Oceania span human history from the Stone Age to the Atomic…

Session 3: Underwater Cultural Heritage, Museums, and Sustainable Development


Underwater cultural heritage holds a vast potential for sustainable development. It is a very interesting and attractive form of heritage, appreciated…

Session 2: New Approaches in UCH Management in the US


In 2009, responding to the effort to protect the significant natural and cultural resources within the marine environment for the benefit of present…

Session 1: UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and International Cooperation


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the UN. It has 195 Member States. The UNESCO…

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


The 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage ( was held from 12-16 May 2014 in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. The…

The Chinese Junk Free China


This collection contains images of the Chinese junk Free China prior to its restoration.