2014 Conference Program








May 12
UCH in-situ workshop (Department of Materials Conservation, Western Australian Museum) CC309
APCONF planning committee meeting (agencies/sponsors/committee only) exec dining
1400 Conference shuttle departs Pagoda for UH  
Registration opens ballroom
Plenary session informal welcomeDr. Hans Van Tilburg APCONF planning committee chairConference logisticsInstructions to session chairs and presenters ballroom A
Opening reception (band Waipuna) ballroom B/C
1930 Conference shuttle departs UH for Pagoda  
  0730 Conference shuttle departs Pagoda for UH  
May 13
Coffee/Registration ballroom
Plenary session formal welcomeHawaiian opening cultural protocol (Kumu Hula Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu)Dr. Cynthia L. Hunter, Director University of Hawai`i Marine Option ProgramMr Etienne Clément,  Director UNESCO Office for the Pacific States (Apia)Acknowledgement of sponsors ballroom
Keynote talk 1 (open to public)Dr. James P. Delgado—NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Maritime Heritage ProgramThe Pacific as a Maritime Cultural Landscape ballroom A
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UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and International Cooperation (Session 1)

A. Takahashi—UNESCO Apia Office

UNESCO 2001 Convention and the Pacific

M. Staniforth—Monash University

Role of ICOMOS, ICUCH and NAS in Underwater Cultural Heritage Protection in the Pacific

J. Mackinnon—East Carolina University

Feasibility Study on the Capacity Building in Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Pacific

E. Perez-Alvaro— College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham

Management of human remains on shipwrecks: ethical attitudes and legal approach

New Approaches in UCH Management in the US  (Session 2)

B. Barr—NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Developing a Maritime Cultural Landscape Approach to Managing US National Marine Sanctuaries

D. Ball—BOEM Pacific OCS Region

Recent Efforts in Underwater Cultural Heritage Management on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf

V. Grussing—NOAA Marine Protected Areas  Center

Characterizing Tribal Cultural Landscapes for Resource Preservation and Protection

H. Van Tilburg/D. Ball—NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries/BOEM Pacific OCS Region

Assessing Historic Properties and Cultural Resources in the Main Hawaiian Islands

Iberian Global Interactions: the Manila Galleon and the Roteiro (Session 6)

B. Orillaneda—Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology

Maritime Trade in Southeast Asia During the Early Colonial Period

B. Fahy/V. Walker Vadillo— Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology

Some considerations on the establishment of Spanish trade routes in Asia-Pacific in the 16th and 17th centuries

C. Wu—Center of Maritime Archaeology Research/Xiamen University

An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective of Maritime Cultural Interaction between Southeast China and West World during 16-18 Century

J. Craig/C. Hughes—McGill University/Indian Ocean world Center

The Southeast Asian Galleon Trade: a process towards a re-assessment of human-environment interaction

Lunch ballroom B/C

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Underwater Cultural Heritage in Oceania (Session 4)

B. Jeffery—Flinders University

The Underwater Cultural Heritage of the Federated States of Micronesia

S. Ngirmang/C. Emesiochel—Bureau of Arts and Culture/Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs, Palau

Progress in UCH Protection and Management in Palau

J. Mackinnon—East Carolina University

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: A Case Study in Developing a Program of Protecting Underwater Cultural Heritage

H. Van Tilburg—NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

The Local Pacific Inventory: Maritime Heritage Resources in the Main Hawaiian Islands

B. Barr—NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Influencing the Contemporary Narrative on Whaling Heritage


Preservation and Conservation of Wet Archaeological Materials and Site Management (Session 7)

D. Shefi/et al—University of Western Australia

The Australian Historic Shipwreck Preservation Project – Interim Progress Report

X. Tian/et al—Center for Cultural Relic Restoration and Training Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage

Study of the Corrosion of Copper Coins from the Wreck of ‘The South China Sea No.1’

A. Zubrzycka/et al–Australian National University

Tracking Environmental and Historical Footprints on the Clarence: Comparative XRD Analysis of Clay-Rich Sediment Samples from a 19th Century Wreck Site in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia.

Z. Zhang/et al—Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage

Research on the Removal of Calcareous and Iron Concretions on Marine Ancient Iron Objects

Iberian Interactions Cont.

C. Pereira—Royal Geographical Society

East in the West : Investigating the Asian presence and influence in Brazil from the sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries.

J. Casabán—Texas A&M University

The outfitting and sailing of early sixteenth-century vessels in the Pacific: The Loaysa and Saavedra expeditions (1525-1536).

R. Stead—University of Southampton

“All our vessels are rowed from within, these are paddled from without”, Spanish and European Colonial Reception of Philippine Indigenous Craft

S. Williams—Naga Research Group

A Manila Galleon in Oregon: Results of the Beeswax Wreck Research Project

J. Lally—Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation

Analysis of Chinese Porcelain Associated with the Beeswax Wreck, Nehalem, Oregon

Tea/snack break ballroom

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Oceania Cont.

O. Kaiku—National Cultural Commission PNG

Underwater Cultural Heritage in Papua New Guinea: Observation Notes

T. Ishimura/et al–Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties

Underwater Survey at the Ruins of Nan Madol, Federated States of Micronesia

D. Sailors/S. Honda—University of Hawaii Manoa

Remote Survey of a Near-Coastal Archaeological Alignment at Kualoa, Hawai’i Using Worldview 2 Satellite Imagery

S. Finney—MAHHI Foundation

The Intangible Underwater



Conservation Cont.

J. Carpenter/et al—Western Australian Museum

The Construction of a Simple Sand Dumping Barge to Aid Reburial of a Shipwreck Site

N. Li/et al—Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage

Scientific Analysis and Conservation of Ancient Underwater Porcelain Recovered from the Nanhai I in the South China Sea

V. Richards/et al–Western Australian Museum

The Australian Historic Shipwreck Preservation Project – In-Situ Preservation and Long-Term Monitoring of the Clarence (1850) and James Matthews (1841) Shipwreck Sites

Iberian Interactions Cont.

B. Fahy—Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology

A Seat at the Table : Addressing Artefact Biases in Asian Shipwreck Assemblages

M. Bolinao—History Department, University of the Philippines-Diliman

Disaster in the High Seas: The Spanish Expeditions in the Pacific in the Sixteenth Century

M. Luque Talavan–Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Oceanic Deaths on board the Manila Galleons

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  0730 Conference shuttle departs Pagoda for UH  
May 14
Coffee/Registration ballroom
Keynote talk 2 (open to public)Professor Sayan Praicharnjit– Department of Community Development, Thammasat University, ThailandThe Community Archaeology Process as a Means Towards Sustainable Management of Maritime Cultural Heritage; a Proposal to Thailand and Other Countries ballroom A
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World War II and Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Pacific (Session 11)

K. Gleason—NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

World War II’s Sunken Imprint at Midway Atoll

P. Smith—Coastal Maritime Archeological Resources (CMAR)

Anacapa’s Avenger

A. Wright—Veterans for Peace

Challenging U.S. Nuclear Tests: The Golden Rule Sails Again

P. Kelsey/S. Pawlowski— Autodesk, Inc./NPS World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Technology for Underwater Heritage: Mapping World War II Sites in the Pacific


Early Modern Colonialism in the Asia-Pacific Region (Session 5)

M. Bolunia—Archaeology Division/National Museum of the Philippines

The Spanish Shipyards of Sorsogon

M. Luque Talavan—Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Border and the configuration of identities: the Fort of Our Lady of Pilar of Zamboanga, Mindanao (Philippines)

C. Tsang—Institute of History and Philology/Academia Sinica

Recent discoveries of underwater heritage related to Japanese colonization in Taiwan

J. Bayman—University of Hawaii Manoa

An Archaeological Perspective on Spanish Colonialism in the Mariana Islands

Ceramics from Shipwrecks, Harbours, Ports and Related Archaeological Sites (Session 8)

P. Grave/E. Kansa—University of New England/University of California

Opening Access to Shipwreck Assemblages of Asian Ceramics, A Case Study Using Open Context

A. Kintanar–University of the Philippines, Diliman

Identifying ‘Islamic Motif’ on Chinese Blue-and-white Porcelain Recovered from the 15th Century Shipwrecks in the Philippines

T. Sokha–Royal University of Fine Arts of Cambodia

Ceramics Discovery in Koh Sdeach Shipwreck Koh Kong, Cambodia, 2006

S. Wong Wai Yee–Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Case Studies on Southeast Asian Ceramics from the 14th Century to the 16th Century found in South China

Poster Session in bookroom 203E
Lunch ballroom B/C

Presentation Period PM-2A



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Underwater Cultural Heritage, Museums, and Sustainable Development (Session 3)

T. Curtis—UNESCO Bangkok

UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Regional Training Programme

E. Nakaro—Fiji Museum

The Fiji’s Museum Efforts in the Documentation, Survey and Preservation of Underwater Cultural Heritage

K. Heng—Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

Capacity Building /Development; Cambodia

M. Suvanatap—Independent Researcher

Intangible Heritage Approach to Safeguarding Underwater Cultural Heritage: A Trans-disciplinary Perspective

K. Palmer/B. Jeffery—University of Guam/Flinders University

Seabee Junkyard: a Holistic and Locally Inclusive Approach to Site Management and Interpretation

Early Modern Colonialism Cont.

M. Liu—University of Xiamen

The diffusion of material culture in the early period of the globalization of trade: A preliminary study on silver coins and shipwreck porcelains of the 16th and 17th centuries found in East Asia

P. Calanca–EFEO, Taiwan, ROC

Portuguese in Chinese waters

M. Damian—University of Southern California

Domestic Trade Networks of Medieval Japan’s Seto Inland Sea

R. Rogers—Sandwich Island Shipwreck Museum

European Influences in Ancient Hawaii

Ceramics Cont.

N. The Bach—Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre, Vietnam

Vietnamese Ceramics from the 14th Century to the 17th Century in Asia Maritime Trade

A. Sukkham—Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum, Bangkok University

Ayutthayan Port Towns and Ceramics Trading in Southern Thailand


Underwater Cultural Heritage in Southeast Asia(Session 12)

F. Goddio/et al— Far Eastern Foundation for Nautical Archaeology, Manila, and European Institute for Underwater Archaeology

On-going Archaeological Researches on Junk Shipwrecks in Philippines

K. Preston—Independent researcher

Traditional Boat Building on Three Sites in Northern Vietnam

Tea/snack break ballroom

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Indigenous Cultural Landscapes and Biocultural Resources in Hawai‘i and the Pacific (Session 10)

W. Aila—State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Indigenous Cultural Landscapes in the State of Hawai`i

K. Maly—Culture and Historic Preservation at Pūlama Lāna‘i

Indigenous Cultural Landscapes and Lāna‘i  Island

M. Ratnuabuabua–Pacific Islands Museums Association

Indigenous Cultural Landscapes and the Pacific Heritage Hub

T. Watson—Honua Consulting

Indigenous Cultural Landscapes and Biocultural Resources

E. Stein—National Park Service Kalaupapa NHP

Maritime/Underwater Cultural Heritage and the Human Environment at Kalaupapa National Historical Park


Pre-Hispanic Navigation in the Pacific  (Session 14)

L. Cervantes—Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia

Dugoutting the Canoe: a Reflection of the Society

J. Marcos—ESPOL – Guayaquil

The Manteño-Huancavilca Merchant Lords of Ancient Ecuador: their Predecessors and their Trading Partners

A. Biar—Universidad de Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Navigation of Native’s Traditions in Mexico’s Central Plateau: a study between archaeology and ethnology

M. Favila Vázquez–Department of Archaeology in National School of Anthropology and History

Lacustrine Battles in Tenochtitlan: use of war canoes by Mexicas

C. Ausejo–Centro Peruano de Arqueología Marítima y Subacuática

Pre Hispanic Navigation in the Andean Region

Southeast Asia Cont.

S. Azwar–Cultural Heritage Preservation Office of West Sumatera Province, Riau, and Riau Island

Types of River Transportation in the East Coast of Sumatra before the 19th Century: An Analysis Based on Boat Findings in Deli Serdang and Siak Districts

T. Zainab—Directorate of Coastal and Marine, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Republic of Indonesia

Cultural Attitude and Values towards Underwater Cultural Heritage and Its Influences on The Management Actions in Indonesia

D. Inglis—Texas A&M University

The Sea Stories and Stone Sails of Borobudur

N. Ridwan/et al–Research Institute for Coastal Resources and Vulnerabilities

USAT Liberty Shipwreck Site in Tulamben, Karang Asem Regency, Bali is Under Threats



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May 15
Coffee/Registration ballroom

Presentation Period AM-3A



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History and Current Trends of Underwater Archaeology around East Asia (Session 9)

K. Yamafune—Texas A&M University

Portuguese Naus on Namban Screens: A Study of the First European Ships on Paintings from the Late 16th to Early 17th Centuries in Japan

L. Xu—Chinese Sailing Junk Expedition Society

The Naval Architecture of Ancient Fujian Style Sea Going Sailing Junks, a Manuscript

H. Nakagawa—University of Shiga Prefecture

Submerged Archaeological Sites on the Bottom of Lake Biwa, Japan

K. Mogi—Doshisha University

Examining Coastal Shipping Processes around Shodo Island during the Tokugawa Period



Maritime and Underwater Archaeology of Indian Ocean Region (Session 13)

N. Athiyaman—Department of Maritime History and Maritime Archaeology, Tamil University

Ancient and Medieval Ports of the Gulf of Mannar Coast (Southeast India) and their Maritime Connections across Indian Ocean Countries

V. Selvakumar–Department of Maritime History and Maritime Archaeology, Tamil University

Medieval Ports and Maritime Activities on the North Malabar Coast of India

S. Rajavelu–Department of Maritime History and Marine Archaeology, Tamil University

Nagappattinam–A Medieval Port of South India

T. Sila—CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography

Stone Anchors of India: Findings, Classification and Significance


Legal Framework for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (Session 15)

I. Liu/S. Liu—Xi’an Jiaotong University/ National Conservation Center for Underwater Cultural Heritage

A Chinese Perspective on Facing the International legal scheme for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage: UNESCO 2001 Convention

K. Sanath— Department of Archaeology, Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

New Approaches to the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Sri Lanka

S. Gallagher—The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Protecting the Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Waters surrounding Hong Kong

C. Forrest/J. Corrin–University of Queensland

A Model Law to Implement the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and its Possible Application in Plural Legal Regimes in Pacific Small Islands States: A Case study of Solomon Islands

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East Asia Cont.

T. Nakada/T. Hayashibara–Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology/Asian Research Institute of Underwater Archaeology

The Cultural Property of Military Forts on the Sea or Kai-hou in Tokyo Bay: From the Viewpoint of Underwater Cultural Heritage

R. Ono/et al—Tokai University

First Discovery and Mapping of Early Modern Grapnel Anchors in Ishigaki Island and Cultural Resource Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Okinawa

C. Katagiri/et al—Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum

Distributional Survey of Underwater Cultural Heritage and its Experimental Presentation in the Ryukyu Archipelago

A. Iwabuchi—Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Stone Tidal Weirs, Underwater Cultural Heritage or Not?


Indian Ocean Region Cont.

A. Dayananda/M. Karunarathna—Maritime Archaeology Unit, Sri Lanka

New Maritime Archaeological Discoveries in Eastern Province in Sri Lanka: with Special Emphasis on Trincomalee to Pothuwil

W. Chandrarthne–Maritime Archaeology Museum and Maritime Archaeology Unit, Sri Lanka

Investment for the Future: Maritime Archaeological Investigations in Post War Era, along the East Coast of Sri Lanka

S. Nandadasa—Maritime Archaeology Unit, Sri Lanka

Expedition for the Discovery of the 3rd Century Bharhut Sculptures from Sri Lankan Waters: Latest Information about the SS Indus Shipwreck Sunk in 1895 with Invaluable Cargo

A. Dayananda/R. Muthucumarana—Maritime Archaeology Unit, Sri Lanka

Reaching the East Coast; the Fate of HMS Diomede

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East Asia Cont.

R. Sasaki/et al–Texas A&M University

The History, Status, and Future of Underwater Cultural Heritage Management in Japan

Y. Fan— National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage, China

Underwater Cultural Heritage Conservation and the Convention Practice in China

J. Shin—National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage, South Korea

The 12th to 13th  Century Cargo Ships of Korea: Proof of Medieval Maritime Transportation Found in Taean Waters, Korea

Indian Ocean Region Cont.

R. Muthucumarana/A. Thanthilage— Maritime Archaeology Unit, Sri Lanka/ University of Kelaniya,  Sri Lanka

The Missing Crafts of Sri Lankan Waters

C. Bita—National Museums of Kenya

Maritime and Underwater Archaeological Exploration off the Kenya Coast: recent discoveries


1430 End of sessions  
1445 Conference shuttle departs UH for Pagoda  
1630 Conference shuttle departs Pagoda and UH for Bishop Museum  
Transit to Bishop Museum  
Conference banquet Bishop Museum:Presentation: Polynesian Voyaging SocietyPresentation: Hawai`i Undersea Research LaboratoryAPCONF 2014 Awards Ceremony (2014 Maritime Award; Best Student Paper; Best Overall Paper)Hawaiian closing cultural protocol (Kumu Hula Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu)Entertainment (band Waipuna) Bishop Museum
2015 Conference shuttle departs Bishop Museum for Pagoda and UH  
May 16
Pearl Harbor field trip (shuttle departs UH/Pagoda 0730)  
He`eia Fishpond field trip (shuttle departs UH/Pagoda 0730)  
Bishop Museum field trip (shuttle departs UH/Pagoda 1300)