The survey project is a cooperative research project between the Center for Conservation and Archaeology at Cetinje, the Regional Center for Underwater Demining and Diving Training, Rescue, Relief and Control at Sea, Bijela, the Montenegro Ministry of Culture, and RPM Nautical Foundation.
Since 2010, this survey of an important stretch of coastline in the eastern Adriatic, part of the Illyian Coastal Exploration Program, has proved highly rewarding. Results from previous years include numerous ancient wrecksites that are expanding our knowledge of maritime trade in this region. Wrecksites in off-shore, deeper waters are providing important new data for archaeological investigation.
This survey will produce detailed bathymetric maps, locations of all submerged cultural material, and documentation of significant site finds for the Ministry of Culture and the Center for Conservation and Archaeology. This database will allow further scholarly research, produce a GIS reference chart of the coast, provide information to assist Montenegro in protecting its submerged cultural resources, and foster educational opportunities for students. As RPMNF conducts multi-disciplinary projects (biology and geology), research and educational opportunities are not limited to archaeology.
Partners: Center for Conservation and Archaeology at Cetinje, the Regional Center for Underwater Demining and Diving Training, Rescue, Relief and Control at Sea, Bijela,the Montenegro Ministry of Culture and RPMNF
Goal: To identify submerged cultural resources along Montenegro's coast
Project duration to date: 2009 - Undetermined