Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project 2018


  • Agni Sesaria Mochtar Balai Arkeologi Yogyakarta Flinders University
  • Pornnatcha Sankhaprasit Underwater Archaeology Division-Thailand
  • Jonnah Marie Dagaas University of the Philippines
  • Sokha Tep Department of Archaeology and Prehistory-Cambodia



Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project, Vietnam, maritime archaeology, Huế, Hoi An, Cù Lao Chàm, field school


This essay is a compilation of photographs from the Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project (VMAP) 2018. From 26 January to 11 February 2018, four students/professionals from Southeast Asian countries joined VMAP funded by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA). They were Agni Mochtar (Flinders University/Indonesia), Jonnah Marie Dagaas (University of the Philippines), Pornnatcha Sankhaprasit (Underwater Archaeology Division/Thailand), and Tep Sokha (Department of Archaeology and Prehistory/Cambodia). VMAP’s first project was in 2008 and this year the field school was a joint project with Flinders University. The fieldwork took place in two of the World Heritage Sites in Vietnam, Huế Imperial City and Hội An Ancient Town, and in the Marine Protected Area at Cù Lao Chàm. The four participants worked in international groups with other trainees to learn about maritime archaeology in Vietnam through a combination of terrestrial and maritime-based activities. These activities included marine geophysics training (side scan sonar survey), a diving project, a cannon-recording project, and a traditional boat-recording project.




How to Cite

Mochtar, A. S., Sankhaprasit, P., Dagaas, J. M. and Tep, S. (2018) “Vietnam Maritime Archaeology Project 2018”, SPAFA Journal, 2. doi: 10.26721/spafajournal.v2i0.589.



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