Learn about the Exploration of the Phoenician Shipwreck off Gozo

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Learn about the Exploration of the Phoenician Shipwreck off GozoThe University of Malta, has this year conducted another season of underwater operations on the Phoenician Shipwreck off Gozo. An international team of technical divers was used to record this unique site as well as to recover a number of archaeological objects.

This presentation of – Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Gozo – covers aspects such as the logistics of the project, diving procedures, and the recording processes used this season. Works in progress and some preliminary results from 2016 will be shared via numerous illustrations, 3D work, and short videos.

It will be taking place on Monday, the 14th of November, starting at 6.30pm, at the Ministry for Gozo Exhibition Hall, St Francis Square, Victoria.

Timothy Gambin is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta, from where he obtained a B.A. in History. Following his undergraduate studies, he went on to attain an M.A. in Maritime Archaeology and History at the University of Bristol in the UK where he continued his postgraduate studies by reading for a doctorate in Maritime Archaeology. Since 2001, he has been a visiting lecturer at the department and took up the post of Senior Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology in spring of 2012.

Over the past years, Timothy has been involved in numerous collaborative research projects. The PaleoMed Project with the CNRS (Aix en Provence) is aimed at the reconstruction of ancient coastal landscapes and environments of the Maltese Islands.

The multidisciplinary approach sees archaeologists working together with geomorphologists and palynologists. The Ancient Cisterns Project with CalPoly (USA) explores underground water management systems through the use of small remote operated vehicles armed with a variety of sensors.

Together with a number of local partners and authorities, Timothy has also directed numerous offshore underwater surveys in various parts of the Mediterranean including Spain, Italy and Croatia.

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