Archaeology beneath the Sea


For anyone interested in maritime archaeology of the Philippines, AND happen to be at the Australian National University in Canberra, you might want to catch the public lecture by Dr. Eusebio Dizon of the National Museum in Manila, Philippines.

Public Lecture
Archaeology Beneath the Sea: Shipwrecks & Their Cargos in the Philippines

For more than 20 years, the National Museum of the Philippines has been conducting underwater archaeology in Philippine waters with international collaborators. The shipwrecks uncovered include the fifteenth century [tag]Pandanan wreck[/tag], 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 has been 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.

Presented by the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.

Speaker/Host:ANU-Toyota Public Lecture Series 2006
Venue:Lecture Theatre 3, Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, ANU
Date:Thursday, 28 September 2006
Time:6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Enquiries:Diane Whitehead on 6125 4144