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Watercraft archaeology symposium held in Turkey

The 12th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 12) was held from October 12th to 16th, 2009. The event was held at the Pera Museum in Turkey's Istanbul. More than 80 underwater archaeology experts from 24 countries staged presentations on various topics at the gathering, divided into several sections related to boat construction, navigation and the latest results of research into these areas. Staff at the Croatian Conservation Institute presented their work with a lecture on A 16th Century Wreck found near the Island of Mljet, Croatia.  The symposium was also an opportunity to promote the work of the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, and the organisers made a short presentation for all of the participants of the symposium of the Joint Statement that came out of the first meeting of experts on the protection of underwater cultural heritage in South Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean held in Zadar in early October. Promotional material of the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, and the publication Exploring Underwater Heritage in Croatia, A Handbook, was distributed to the participants of the symposium.

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