Podcast 9, 3rd June 2020 - this week SUT Education Committee Chair Susan John interviews Dr Garry Momber, CEO of the Maritime Archaeology Trust https://www.maritimearchaeologytrust.org which is hosted at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. Gary is a member of SUT's Diving & Manned Submersible Committee and is a highly experienced scientific diver, author, and one of the contributors to our book for children 'Can a Lobster be an Archaeologist?'
Garry talks about the exploration of humankind's underwater cultural heritage, ranging from diving on submerged Bronze Age settlements to 1st World War shipwrecks, of which there are about 1000 just along the south coast of the British Isles. He explains how technology is used to map the sites, and that yes, a lobster did help the team of divers discover ancient human habitations. Garry reminds us that sea level has risen by many metres since the last ice age, and that understanding what happened in the past will help us plan for the future.
This is a change to the originally scheduled Pod9 on training which will be uploaded as soon as possible.
Podcast 10 will be uploaded June 8th for World Ocean Day