Videos

Fieldwork & Research Projects

The INA Archives is home to an extensive collection of films and videos, many of which feature footage captured in the field as the discoveries happened.  Included here is a small selection of videos, so check back often as the content changes often.

Nautical Archaeology – Beginnings

The birth of Underwater Archaeology, 1960-1962, shows the pioneers of nautical archaeology as they develop methods of excavating ancient shipwrecks on the seabed. Among them are George F. Bass, Claude Duthuit, Frederick van Doorninck, Susan Womer Katzev, Ann Bass, and David Owen, who later founded the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA), which now excavates around the world.

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Penn Museum Oral Histories: George Fletcher Bass

Interview produced in 2010 copyright Penn Museum Oral Histories. In this short video, edited as a supplement to the Fall (2014) issue of Expedition magazine, Vol. 56, No. 2, (INA Founder) George F. Bass discusses the origins of underwater archaeology at the Penn Museum. Bass recounts his first diving experiences off the coast of Cape Gelidonya in Turkey and the early days of nautical archaeology in the 1960s.

Kısmetli Bodrum – Serendipitous Bodrum

Directed by Cenk Baysan, this film includes underwater photography and footage shot by INA’s Don Frey and features interviews with Don and Sanne Frey and Tufan Turanlı as well as recollections of INA’s early history, field seasons and footage of INA’s Bodrum Research Center, the Bodrum Museum and discussion of the Uluburun and Glass wrecks & displays.

With Captain Sailors Three – Part 1

This film was produced by the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation and the National Geographic Society, 1978.

With Captain Sailors Three – Part 2

This film was produced by the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation and the National Geographic Society, 1978.

Kyrenia Shipwreck Project

Lost Ships: A Quest

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The Pabuç Burnu Shipwreck

Pabuç Burnu – Part 1

The Pabuç Burnu shipwreck offers a window into the economic and technological practices of the East Greek world before the Persian conquests of 546 B.C. and the unified resistance that led to the Ionian revolt a half-century later.

Pabuç Burnu – Part 2

The Pabuç Burnu shipwreck offers a window into the economic and technological practices of the East Greek world before the Persian conquests of 546 A.D. and the unified resistance that led to the Ionian revolt a half-century later.

Waitt Expedition: The Rio Chagres

The Chagres was the most significant river in the Americas as a major route for Spanish trade from the 16th through the 18th centuries.

Sea Hunters discuss Julius Kroel’s Explorer

“As the water continues to recede, the unmistakeable form of a submarine emerges, dripping wet, stained red and orange with corrosion.”
– James Delgado

Evelyn, Forgotten Gold Rush Steamboat: A Digital Preservation

The first-ever in situ digital survey of a major vessel using LIDAR technology was completed on a remote sub-arctic island in northern Canada.

Steamboats in the Forest

This short video was taken during a mapping flight over the 142′ hull of Tyrell, a stern wheel steamboat abandoned in an old shipyard at West Dawson in northwestern Canada’s Yukon Territory. Tyrell lies adjacent to two other steamships, Victorian and the Mary F Graff. Sean Adams was the pilot of the small drone.

Anthony Wayne

The Great Lakes Historical Society, the Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE), INA, and Texas A&M University have partnered to closely examine the archaeological remains of Anthony Wayne, a mid-19th century side-wheel passenger and cargo steamer.

A.J. Goddard

Images of the A.J. Goddard, a famous sternwheeler “ghost shipwreck” from the Klondike Gold Rush, are the first 3D views of the frontier-era steamer that disappeared in a winter storm in October 1901. Only two members of the five-man crew survived. The location of the A.J. Goddard remained a mystery for 107 years until it was discovered in 2008 by INA at the edge of Lake Laberge, in the subarctic wilderness of Canada’s Yukon.

The Roman Column Wreck at Kizilburun, Turkey – 2005 Season (Part 1)

Since 2005, an international team of archaeologists, INA staff members, and graduate students from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University have been pursuing the excavation of a Roman stone carrier wrecked off the Aegean coast of Turkey southwest of Izmir at Kızılburun (“Crimson Cape”).

The Roman Column Wreck at Kizilburun, Turkey – 2005 Season (Part 2)

Since 2005, an international team of archaeologists, INA staff members, and graduate students from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University have been pursuing the excavation of a Roman stone carrier wrecked off the Aegean coast of Turkey southwest of Izmir at Kızılburun (“Crimson Cape”).

A Dive In The Life: Godavaya Excavation 2014

Created during the 2014 excavation season of the Godavaya Shipwreck Project, “A Dive in the Life” highlights the recent archaeological fieldwork of an ancient shipwreck in the Indian Ocean. The video follows the excavation team from the early hours of a typical morning to their descent to the site, showcasing some of the most fascinating finds and capturing the heartbeat of the archaeological work done on this project.