Institute of Nautical Archaeology

Institute of Nautical Archaeology

To fill in the gaps of history and provide answers to challenging historical questions through the study and examination of the vessels that have traveled the world’s waterways for millennia, carrying people and cargo, and making possible the widespread exchange of ideas, innovation, and invention.

The Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) is a unique international organization working to locate, document, excavate, and preserve significant underwater and nautical archaeological sites. INA researchers bring to light those past remnants that speak about who we are, what we have done, and what we are capable of and doing so while upholding the highest scientific, academic, and ethical standards. The INA spends hours studying the finds and conserving them in labs and works hard to place history in museums to be shared.

College of Liberal Arts
Contact: Deborah Carlson
Phone: 979.845.6694