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On this episode of the Arch and Anth Podcast, Chanelle Zaphiropoulos (University of Malta) talks about her work in maritime archaeology, scuba diving to the seabed to observe and take measurements concerning the marine environment around historical watercrafts.
What sorts of physical training can help divers control their breath, muscle strength and swimming proficiency in the water? What are the advantages for maritime archaeologists to have diving experience, allowing them to study maritime archaeology directly as opposed to waiting on the shore/boat for professional divers to collect data indirectly? How does Chanelle merge ecological ideas with archaeological ones, and what benefits does this combination provide when we think about conservation and preservation in either field?
We also talk about working as an archaeologist in Canada, where Chanelle is currently, and the beautiful, multicultural environment and study opportunities for aspiring maritime archaeologists provided in Malta. We talk about the problem of underwater looting of artifacts found in the Mediterranean and the ethics surrounding how the living engage with the remains of historical peoples. Finally, Chanelle talks about some of the challenges she's faced in the field as one of only a few scholars who intersects maritime archaeology with ecology.
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