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ICOM Palmyra Lecture in Vienna

ICOM Austria invited Peter give to Palmyra Lecture on threats to underwater cultural heritage. Peter discussed the looting, trafficking, and destruction of cultural heritage, with special emphasis on underwater sites.

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Entangled Sea Conference

Peter presented a paper titled "The Sea as a Hyperobject: Navigating beyond maritime cultural landscapes?" at the Entangled Sea conference in Manchester. Abstract The recent “speculative turn” in continental philosophy has challenged long-standing theories...

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Explorers Club Annual Dinner

Peter was invited to the Explorers Club Annual Dinner as one of the 2017 Rolex Explorers. He presented on his research on survey and 3D visualization of Mediterranean underwater cultural heritage in Albania, Greece, and Italy. Photography by Felix...

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National Geographic documentary

National Geographic visited RPM Nautical Foundation's research to film for an upcoming documentary program. The series is expected in air in a year's time and feature one of RPMNF's ongoing projects.

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Battle of the Egadi Islands fieldwork

The collaboration between the Soprintendenza del Mare and RPM Nautical Foundation continued at the Battle of the Egadi Islands site. The project has spanned a decade and led to the discovery of numerous artifacts from the battle in 241 BC.

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Fourni, Greece, fieldwork

The fieldwork at Fourni, Greece, continued for a third season. A number of new shipwrecks were discovered, while the focus was on documenting the sites that had been found during the previous seasons.

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Guardian Contributor

The Guardian has launched a new science blog about archaeology and anthropology. Peter joins four other researchers to bring new stories from the social sciences to the public. Ready to dive in? Check out the blog on the Guardian's...

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The Archaeology of Underwater Caves book published

The Archaeology of Underwater Caves is an exploration of karst and marine caves around the world. Caves have drawn explorers since early forays by John Leland, King Henry VIII’s antiquary, at Bath in 1545, Helisäus Rößlin’s work at Niederbronn-les-Bains in 1593, and...

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TED Ed lesson “Are Ghost Ships Real?”

My third lesson with TED Ed is titled "Are Ghost Ships Real?" It examines the age-old phenomenon of "ghost" ship- ships that sail on their own without crews. While these stories have inspired Bram Stoker, Nosferatu, and Pirates of Caribbean, they are based on real...

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