The Southeast Archeological Center is dedicated to the study, protection, and interpretation of the cultural resources of the Southeast Region, including underwater sites. These sites reflect the rich and diverse maritime heritage and history of the region, from ancient villages that once sat along the shore when sea levels were much lower than today, to historic-era wrecks of ships laden with trade goods and colonial foodstuffs from around the world.
Underwater Archeology: Past versus Present
Underwater archeologists surveying a sunken anchor in 1981 (NPS, SEAC)
SEAC archeologist surveying a sunken anchor in 2016 (NPS, SEAC)