Albania Ancient Shipwreck Excavation at Joni (Albania)
– 2020 INA Discovery Fund Recipient
Staci Willis (Houston Community College/INA)
The Joni wreck was one of several sites visited during the 2018 Albania Ancient Shipwreck survey in partnership with RPM Nautical Foundation. The wreck is tentatively dated to the 4th century A.D. and includes North African amphoras as well as an associated debris field. The team will explore the site to determine the range of artifacts present and assess the level of hull preservation, if any. The project is the first underwater shipwreck excavation undertaken in Albanian waters. Learn more here: Albania Ancient Shipwreck Project.