Archaeology

  • British Isles wrecks, shipfinds & boatfinds.

  • Burntisland Heritage Trust Charles wRex Project: the search for King Charles I sunken baggage ship, the Blessing of Burntisland. (The original link to www.kingcharles-wrex.co.uk no longer appears to work)

  • Charting the Nation: The Charting the Nation image collection includes a wide variety of single maps and maps in atlases and other bound books, together with important manuscript and printed texts relating to the geography and mapping of Scotland from 1550 to 1740 and beyond.

  • Council for British Archaeology: the gateway to British archaeology online

  • Council for Scottish Archaeology: an independent, membership organization which works to improve public awareness of Scotland's rich archaeological heritage and to promote the study, care and appreciation of the historic environment.

  • Friends of the Hunley (USA) - H.L. Hunley was the first submarine ever to sink an enemy ship in battle, shortly after she surfaced to signalled the success to confederate comrades on shore then vanished into the sea without a trace. The wreck of the Hunley was rediscovered on May 4th, 1995.

  • Great British Shipwrecks: Rod MacDonald

  • Historic Scotland: safeguards the nation's built heritage and promotes its understanding and enjoyment on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

  • Historical Diving Society: formed in 1990 in the UK by a group of enthusiasts whose aim is to preserve and protect diving heritage.

  • Maritime Britain: online guide to maritime heritage facilities and organisations in the UK

  • National Library of Scotland Maps Collection: including Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland

  • National Underwater and Marine Agency (USA) - Founded by author Clive Cussler, the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) is a non-profit, volunteer foundation dedicated to preserving maritime heritage through the discovery, archaeological survey and conservation of shipwreck artifacts.

  • Nautical Archaeology Society Portsmouth: a non-government organisation formed to further interest in our underwater cultural heritage.

  • Receiver of Wreck, Maritime and Coastguard Agency: how,when and why to report items to the Receiver of Wreck. Report of the 2002 Wreck Amnesty.

  • The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS): records and interprets the sites, monuments and buildings of Scotland's past, promotes a greater appreciation of their value through the maintenance of the National Monuments Record of Scotland (NMRS) and presents them by means of publications and exhibitions. This site includes Canmore and Pastmap the searchable database of the National Monuments Record of Scotland, providing information on architectural, archaeological and maritime sites throughout Scotland, along with an index to the archive collections held in the NMRS.

  • ScapaMAP: The Scapa Flow Marine Archeology Project - is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institution, international project involving government agencies, industry and the academic community, designed to document a unique marine archeological area in the waters of Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands of Scotland.

  • Scottish Archaeology Month: an annual initiative that celebrates Scotland's rich archaeological heritage.

  • Scottish Maritime Museum: with sites at Irvine, Dumbarton and Braehead

  • Shorewatch: The Shorewatch Project is designed for people interested in the coastal archaeology of Scotland . The project brings together individuals and groups to save information about Scotland's precious archaeological sites before they are lost to erosion.

  • Society for Nautical Research

  • Treasure Trove in Scotland: provides information on all aspects of how finds of archaeological and historical significance in Scotland are recorded and protected.

 

 

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