MR&C has been invited by the Saxion University of Applied Sciences to give a lecture about international archaeology to first and second year students. On January 8th, David Bouman talked about the Oman project, the search for the VOC-wreck of the Amstelveen, which was lost on the Oman coast in 1763. The emphasis of his lecture was about the challenges (logistics, cultural aspects, remoteness) of maritime archaeological projects abroad, in casu Oman. Also he spoke about methods & techniques used in underwater archeaeology: sidescan sonar, magnetometer and scientific diving.
The Saxion University programmes are specially oriented towards the international field of activity and emphasize the importance of European and worldwide perspectives. As a university of applied sciences, Saxion greatly values practical skills and applied research.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands, with over 24,000 students (and still growing!). Saxion University has a rich history – its roots can be traced back to the 1875.