On 29 July 2011, a small expedition team from the Center, in a collaborative effort with the Cave Archaeology Investigation & Research Network (CAIRN) and with support from RPM Nautical Foundation, ventured to the Blue Eye to conduct the first archaeological and biological diving research on the spring system. The main objectives for this initial effort were to survey a ledge at twenty meters of water depth and begin documenting the flora and fauna inside the cavern....Read more here!
Underwater, marine, maritime, or nautical archaeology is simply archaeology done under the water. Together with cultural and physical anthropology and linguistics, archaeology - both on land and underwater - is a subfield of the science of anthropology, the study of humankind. Basically, the tools, techniques, and products are the same no matter where one works, although different environments may require adaptations to the task at hand. But the goals are the same: understanding our past.