Podcast: Archaeology beneath the Sea

The public lecture held at the Australian National University was mentioned before in an earlier post, and the recording of the lecture by Dr. Eusebio Dizon has been uploaded on the ANU website. You can download and listen in to the half-hour lecture by Dr Dizon. A pity that one can’t see the accompanying pictures. Note: this isn’t a SEAArch podcast – although one is currently in the making!

For more than 20 years, the National Museum of the Philippines has been conducting underwater archaeology in Philippine waters with international collaborators. In this lecture, Dr Eusebio Dizon discusses the shipwrecks uncovered by the museum, includin the fifteenth century Pandanan wreck, with its cargo of Chinese ceramics, which was accidentally discovered by a pearl farm diver off the coast of Pandanan Island in the southern Philippines. Another key discovery discussed is the wreck of the San Diego, a Spanish warship that sank off the waters of Fortune Island during a battle with a Dutch ship, the Mauritius in 1600.

Dr Eusebio Dizon is Head of the Underwater Archaeology Section and Curator I in the Archaeology Division, National Museum, Manila, Philippines. He has undertaken extensive fieldwork in both land and underwater archaeological exploration and excavation in the Philippines, United States, India and Southeast Asia.

Dr Dizon is also a Director of the Archaeological Studies Program in the University of the Philippines and a Professorial Lecturer at Ateneo de Manila and Santo Tomas Universities. He was awarded his PhD by the University of Pennsylvania in 1988.

This lecture was presented by the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.


Related Books:
Lost at Sea: The Strange Route of the Lena Shoal Junk
Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure in Southeast Asia by T. Wells

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

1 thought on “Podcast: Archaeology beneath the Sea”

  1. I have listened to the lecture of Dr.Eusebio Z. Dizon and I was quite amazed of the arcehological artifacts discovered within the Philippines archipelago. I have never thought that in the mid 14-15th century that Philippines was the entrepot of maritime trade. Dr.Eusebio Dizon had proven that he is one of the greatest pride of the Filipino people. Mabuhay ka Dr.Eusebio Z. Dizon!

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