There is a greater need than ever before to support the work we are doing. The world's submerged history is under threat from more than simply the ravages of time or the continued theft of our heritage by treasure hunters and looters who trade in history for financial gain.
The Center is the only organization of its kind in Albania working to locate, document, excavate, and preserve significant underwater and nautical archaeological sites in our country. In order to achieve our goals, we seek sponsorships and work with partners worldwide to continue the search for the most archaeologically important underwater sites. Through this cooperation we hope these sites are surveyed, excavated, and studied and the findings preserved to the highest scientific standards and shared with the widest possible audience for the benefit of humanity.
The Center will be providing training grounds for the next generation of nautical archaeologists through their participation on our projects. Help us venture forth to reach out and save history before it is lost forever as we discover important wrecks that have the potential to rewrite history. Support us in this mission and join in the excitement of exploration and discovery.
With a minimum donation of $30US, we'll send you a shirt!
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.