Diver rescue drills: Warren is brought to shore by Benjamin and assisted by Allanah and Mattias.
The November-December 2015 MAP dive school has finished its first week of diving. We’ve been at Kjelst, north of Esbjerg, practicing underwater navigation, mask drills, and diver rescue drills.

Dive course: Kjelst week

A lovely morning at Kjelst - water temp: 9° C, air temp: 3° C.
The November-December 2015 MAP dive school has gotten underway. First dives this week at lovely Kjelst, north of Esbjerg.  

Dive course begins!

Members of the 2015 fieldschools received a warm welcome at the Slesvig Roklub lecture night
On November 20, 2015, members of both of MAP’s 2015 fieldschool teams travelled back to Schleswig, Germany, to present their findings. The two public lectures took place at the Slesvig Roklub (http://www.slesvig-roklub.dk), our home away from home during the summer of 2015, in the lovely northern German town of Schleswig. […]

Schleswig Fieldschools 2015 – lecture night

Hello and welcome to the second blog post by MAP at the 2015 ISBSA 14. Wednesday’s theme was the current recording methods and how these are currently being employed by archaeologists in the field. Some of the talks that stood out were Pat Tanner, current PhD student at Southhampton, who […]

ISBSA 14 Part II

  Hello and welcome to our blog on the Maritime Archaeology Programmes participatioN in ISBSA 14. The International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology occurs every 4 years and is the largest gathering of experts in the field of maritime archaeology. This year the proceedings are taking place in Gdansk, […]

ISBSA 14, Gdansk   Recently updated !

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Last day of work in the field school season 2015. We had planned to return to an extension of the Viking Age barrier found at Reesholm. This extension is positioned ca. 1km east of the previously known barrier, and just south of a modern dredged sailing channel, near Kocksbarg, our […]

Schleswig Fieldschool August: Day 18

Wednesday morning dawned with low-hanging clouds and fog. But the wind had finally laid down and as we took off with our boats the sun began to burn off the mist uncovering blue skies in the distance. Perfect conditions to finally explore the sunken island of Kockbarg, our Site 5! […]

Schleswig Fieldschool August: Day 17

David working on his Site 3 data.
Sunday night, as the students went to sleep, black clouds begun to roll up the Schlei and gather above Schleswig. The rhythmic tapping of the rain against the windows may have send some of us to a peaceful sleep but the thunder rumbling in the distance kept many awake. There […]

Schleswig Fieldschool August: Days 15-16   Recently updated !

Day 14 brought the opportunity for the students from the SDU Maritime Archaeology Programme to take a break from diving and recording and take advantage of a research trip to the newest exhibit at the Schloss Gottorf Landesmuseen (Gottorf Castle Museum). The trip was very kindly organised for us by […]

Schleswig Fieldschool August: Day 14   Recently updated !

Basic measurements of the plank were taken back at the dock in nearby Missunde.
At Site 3 again, Kielfot. The day started dividing the people in two groups: The side scan sonar team in the red boat (“The Red Lego piece”) and the diving team in the black boat (“Black Commando”). Meanwhile, the diving team was getting ready in Missunde, the sonar team started […]

Schleswig Fieldschool August: Day 13

We divided the group in two teams, side scan sonar (Athena, Miriam, Christian, Sigurd and Kristian) and survey team (Veerle, Julia, Adam, Mike and David). The sonar team went to the Site 1 to map the area; survey team went to Site 3 to make a survey from the land. […]

Schleswig Fieldschool August: Day 12

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On Thursday, the team’s composition was changed in order to get yesterday’s house personal in the field. We returned to Site 4, Kockbarg. As soon as our first diver was conducting her first pendulum swing, she announced via coms that she held a piece of ceramic in her hands. The […]

Schleswig Fieldschool August: Day 11