Underwater Archaeology and the Future of Submerged European Prehistory


Though the deadline for the Call for Papers is past, we wanted to announce this upcoming Oxbow Books publication.

The publication will be based upon, but not exclusive to papers presented at: EAA 15th Annual Meeting: September 17, 2009 – Riva del Garda, Italy Underwater archaeology and the future of submerged European prehistory.

Major events of human prehistory, such as the post-glacial recolonization of Northern Europe and the spread of agriculture though the Mediterranean, took place across landscapes that are now, at least partially, underwater — the consequence of global sea-level rise and regional crustal subsidence since the Late Pleistocene. Much of the submerged landscapes lie at depths accessible to divers and can be investigated archaeologically. Prehistoric underwater research has emerged in recent decades from the western Baltic to the eastern Mediterranean and methodology can be  applied to coastal regions throughout Europe and its surrounding environs. Moreover, there is a growing awareness of the potential for underwater archaeology to transform our ideas about key events in prehistory.

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Macedonia Archaeological News including Wetlands


From: Paul Bahn <pgbahn@anlabyrd.karoo.co.uk>

Subject: some wetland stuff!

To: “Coles, John” <jmcoles@btinternet.com>

Date: Wednesday, 16 December, 2009, 15:00

Subject: Fourth issue of Macedonian Archaeological News

We are delighted to present the fourth issue of Macedonian Archaeological News.


Its basic purpose is to inform the public in Macedonia and worldwide about current archaeological research, undertaken in Republic of Macedonia.

Contributors for the second issue are:

Pasko Kuzman- Prehistoric Pile-Dwellings at the Ohrid Lake

Pasko Kuzman- Plocha Mishov Grad in the Bay of the Bones

Pasko Kuzman- Penelopa Prehistoric Lake-Dwelling in Ohrid

Valentina Todorovska -Vrbnik – Prehistoric Lake-Dwelling Near Struga

Pasko Kuzman-Bay of the Bombs, Ohrid region

Museum Robevci, Ohrid; Museum, Struga-Estuary of Drim

Pasko Kuzman- The Bay of the Male Goat

The electronic newsletter Macedonian Archaeological News is a joint project of the Cultural Heritage Protection Office of the Republic of Macedonia and the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Euro-Balkan.

We hope you enjoy the visit and continue to support Macedonian Archaeological News.

Yours Sincerely,

Ivana Krajcinovik,


Editorial Board of Macedonian Archaeological News