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British Antarctic Territory: A Review of significant UCH sites in the BAT and across the Southern Ocean

February 2020

The Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST) was commissioned by the Government of the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) in 2019 to undertake a review of potentially significant Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) sites in the BAT and across the Southern Ocean. Split over two stages, the first stage - which this report covers - is looking at the history of navigation of the Southern Ocean. It will inform a clear and broad chronology which will assist and justify which additional specific sources to consult and will more closely examine the losses.

In order to assess the potential for archaeological remains within the proposed study area, information was collated from a collection of primary and secondary resources and national data deposits.