Category Archives: Travels & Adventures

Protect Our Planet

Stand together for science & the protection of our planet.

#ClimateChange is real.

Communication, Collaboration & #ClimateAction is imperative.

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Photo taken by @eslopez128 of me in Masirah Island for the                                                    Maritime Archaeological Survey of Oman.

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Keep Exploring

Nature, a place for you and your mind.
Keep exploring. 🌞🌻🌱🌊🌎🌍🌏
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Photography: @eslopez

Fishermen on the Backwaters

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‘Fishermen on the Backwaters’ – Pattanam, Kerala, India

A tranquil moment observing local everyday life along the beautiful backwaters of Kerala, India. This spot was just a short bike ride away from where I was leading a magnetometry survey at the archaeological site of Pattanam, believed to be the ancient Indo-Roman trade-port Muziris.

See our field report for more:  www.keralahistory.ac.in/pdf2014/ptm2011_field%20Report.pdf

Snippets of a Nomadic Year: From South America to the Balkans

Extremely excited to have my travel article published in the current Explorer issue of F*Shift Magazine about my adventure year exploring South America and the Balkans! Check out my story for F*Shift Magazine in the digital edition (pp.40-41), order in print, or view on the website! Thanks and I hope you enjoy the snippets!

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My travel article ‘Snippets of a Nomadic Year: From South America to the Balkans’ published in the current Explorer issue of F*Shift Magazine, pp. 40-41, digital edition and in print! (now also on the website).

Short excerpt from the article:

I breathed in the earthy humid air as I took another step deeper into the dense tangled jungle. As I trekked through knee-high swamps any sudden sound would conjure mirages of Cayman crocodiles known to roam these waters. Ancient watchful trees whispered stories across the mist threaded forest. An orchestra of squawking parrots and howling monkeys followed me as I explored this sensory maze. I will never forget the Amazon.

A backpack, scuba kit, and boarding pass – these have been my three survival essentials of this spontaneous nomadic year. The moment I passed my Ph.D., I knew I was seeking a complete shift in lifestyle. As an underwater archaeologist with a curious spirited mind, I had a yearning for a stimulating adventure away from academia. My childhood dream had been to explore South America, submerging myself in its captivating nature and culture. Though I love the incessant, vibrant creativity and rhythms that flow through London, I needed to escape life’s rush. Coincidentally, a friend told me about a possibility to work in Chile. That was all I needed to hear – so I seized the chance, jumped on a plane and set off! I was suddenly teleported to the charismatic, colourful port-town of Valparaiso, where this year’s journey began.

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Continue reading Snippets of a Nomadic Year: From South America to the Balkans

Albania Marine Science Expedition

Albania 2016 Marine Science Expedition

“Expedition finds remains of fortified Roman port are much larger than previously thought”.

Read full article about our recent marine science expedition in Albania, featured on Physics News (Phys.org).


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Update (January): The latest issue of Submerged Heritage is out, with great findings from various underwater archaeology projects, and includes an article on our Albanian Marine Science Expedition! (pp.58-60).  Check out the articles here: www.icua.hr/images/dokumenti/2/Bekic_ed_Submerged_Heritage_6_Web_Final.pdf

Article/ Project led by Peter B. Campbell , with a team composed of marine scientists and archaeologists working together with the Albanian Center for Marine Research, National Coastal Agency, Albanian Navy, and NGO Deep Blue Explorers. Photos by Peter, and Steven Lopez.

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For an insight into our sailing journey and expedition, check out my blog post.