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Anfeh (Lebanon) Field School - 2017

In September 2017 MADU were invited to help run the first NAS course in Lebanon. The course was funded by the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF), hosted by the University of Balamand, and was based in the Mediterranean coastal town of Anfeh around 42 miles north of Beirut. The 4-day course was based on the NAS E-learning Recorder and Surveyor Skills Days, with the underwater exercises being carried out off-shore on a collection of stone anchors. 

The field school concluded with a report:

Report on the NAS Underwater Recorder & Surveyor Course, Anfeh, Lebanon (7th - 10th September 2017)

Outside of the quirky Airbnb that served as accommodation & classroom One oif the rooms inside the Airbnb converted to a classroom

Outside of the quirky Airbnb that served as accommodation & classroom

One oif the rooms inside the Airbnb converted to a classroom

Dry practical 2D exetrcise in the ground of the Airbnb Drawing up the dry practical exercise data

Dry practical 2D exetrcise in the grounds of the Airbnb

Drawing up the dry practical exercise data

Building planning frames Practicing with planning frames

Building planning frames

Practicing with planning frames

Dive briefing On the way to the dive site

Dive briefing

On the way to the dive site

Underwater recording (photo - Dave Johnston) Underwater recording (photo - Dave Johnston)

Underwater recording (photo - Dave Johnston)

Underwater surveying Underwater surveying (photo - Dave Johnston)

Underwater offset surveying exercise

Underwater offset surveying exercise (photo - Dave Johnston)

Dry practoical 3D surveying exercise Dry practoical 3D surveying exercise

Dry practoical 3D surveying exercise (photos - Dave Johnson)

The Team The 2017 team in the Lebanon

Reference Links:

For further information see the following article:

Diligent students and warm water: the NAS Underwater Recorder and Surveyor Course goes to Lebanon by Ian Cundy, which can be found in "Nautical Archaeology" the NAS newsletter (2017.3, pages 6-7).

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A video produced by Dave Johnson of the students carrying out their 3D surveying exercise in the grounds of the Airbnb which can be viewed (with the sound turned up) at:

3D Survey - NAS 2017 Lebanon Field School 

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