A week or so ago, former LAMP archaeologist and current St. Johns County Archaeologist Robin Moore sent me a link to this very cool video. Its a wonderful overview of what we mean by underwater cultural heritage, and why it is important to save this heritage so it can be enjoyed and understood by future generations. It also has some really fantastic computer-generated scenes–such as the dramatic sinking of a large colonial-period sailing ship! This mini-documentary is sponsored by the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, which among other responsibilities is charged with safeguarding underwater cultural heritage.
Its almost 12 minutes long, but definitely worth a look. Check it out! (click here or on the image above to link to the video page).