Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS)

 Talk on Maritime Archaeology at Cardiff University  Students Learning to Survey & Record Underwater

Talk on Maritime Archaeology at Cardiff University

Students Learning to Survey & Record Underwater

Since its formation in 1997, MADU have maintained a close working relationship with the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS), and several members of MADU are NAS Tutors including a Senior Tutor and the NAS Regional Co-ordinator for Wales.

In this guise, MADU provide talks and presentations on a variety of subject relating to Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage, as well as running NAS Field Schools and Training Courses at all levels, including:

Old NAS Courses:

Introduction to Foreshore & Underwater Archaeology (1-day taster theory and practical courses).

Part I Certificate in Foreshore & Underwater Archaeology (2-day theory and practical courses).

Part II Intermediate Certificate in Foreshore & Underwater Archaeology practical survey field schools.  For field work projects MADU has assisted with see Part II Reports.

Part III Advanced Certificate in Foreshore & Underwater Archaeology specialist courses including:
Wooden Ship & Boat Construction
Intertidal Surveying and Recording

New NAS Courses:

Underwater & Intertidal E-leaning Recorder Skills Days (1-day practical recording field schools).

Underwater & Intertidal E-leaning Surveyor Skills Days (2-day practical 2D surveying field schools).

Maritime Archaeology Courses (MAC's). These are specialist courses that MADU offer in:
Wooden Ship & Boat Construction                                                                          Intertidal Surveying and Recording Techniques
3D Surveying

Surveying on an Intertidal Thames Site at Rotherhithe, London

Offset Surveying on an Intertidal Site in Pembrokeshire

Divers being Briefed & De-briefed

Surveying on an Intertidal Site at Rotherhithe on the River Thames

Offset Surveying at an Intertidal Site at Lawrenny in Pembrokeshire

Divers being debriefed
after a dive at Capernwray in Lancashire

The NAS have been running training in Maritime Archaeology since 1986, and MADU have been providing talks & presentations, running courses and field schools on behalf of NAS both in the UK and abroad since 2005.  Venues MADU has visited have include:

A: Aberystwyth, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Ainsdale, Amesbury, Ammanford, Avebury,

B: Barry, Bath, Blackburn, Blackpool, Borth, Brecon, Bristol,

C: Callow End, Capernwray, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Cheddar, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Chester, Clydach, Cromhall,

D: Dor (Israel), Dursley,



G: Gloucester, 

H: Harlech, Hasguard Cross, Holyhead,



K: Kilnsey, Knightsbridge Green,

L: Lampeter, Lawrenny, Lincoln, Liverpool, Llanbedrog, Llandudno, Llangorse, Llantwit Major,

M: Macclesfield, Malvern, Manchester, Menai Bridge, Much Marcle,

N: Newport, Norwich,


P: Plas Menai, Portsmouth, Purton,


R: Raglan, Rhosneigr, Rotherhithe,

S: Solihull, Stockport, Stoney Cove, Stroud, Sully, Swansea,

T: Traverse City* (USA),


V: Vobster, 

W: Welshpool, West Kennett, Worcester, Worm's Head, Wrexham



Z: Zaton (Croatia).

If you are interested in having a talk, presentation, course or field school run for your club or organisation, please contact us for further information.

* A video clip from one of the field schools run in Traverse City, Michigan can be found at: NAS/NMC.