Claude Duthuit (1931-2011)
Underwater Archaeologist, Explorer, and INA Director
INA is proud to announce the establishment of a $25,000 Claude Duthuit Archaeology Grant to be awarded annually to a single underwater archaeological project that captures the innovative, bold, and dedicated spirit of Claude – a pioneer in the field of nautical archaeology.
Claude Duthuit, Pioneer of Nautical Archaeology and INA Legacy
In 1960, Claude Duthuit accompanied Dr. George Bass on his first dive to survey the 13th century shipwreck at Cape Gelidonya, the project that would both introduce and define the field of nautical archaeology to the world. Since then, Claude remained an invaluable sponsor and active participant for INA, serving as chief diver during the excavations at Yassıada and developing archaeological techniques now considered standard. It was Claude who first suggested to George a method of mapping seabed remains in three dimensions using stereophotography, a novel concept still applied to site recording today. During the 51 years Claude contributed to nautical archaeology, 30 of which he served as an INA Director, he epitomized the values of commitment, innovation, and willingness to take risks.
Applying for the Claude Duthuit Archaeology Grant
If you would like your project to be considered for the Claude Duthuit Archaeology Grant you must complete and submit an INA Project Proposal form, available on the Project Proposals page. Section XII of this form pertains to the grant.