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Susan Langley

Maritime Archaeologist

Susan Langley

Susan is the State Underwater Archaeologist for Maryland, a Dive Safety Officer, and a Master Scuba Diver Trainer through PADI. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto with a minor in Far Eastern Art and Architecture, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology and a Certificate in Heritage Resource Management from the University of Calgary. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for several colleges and universities on maritime archaeology and the anthropology of piracy. She is a master spinner and gives demonstrations and presentations on textile technology and materials of cultural and historical importance. Susan has published numerous academic articles in journals and books, and partners with government agencies on diverse projects and legislation, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Parks Service, UNESCO, and the US Coast Guard. She also develops public education programming for use in interpretive centers, schools, and outreach programs. Susan enjoys raising bees and lectures globally on the archaeological evidence of their domestication, as well as being the beekeeper for the Governor’s residence. 


Susan's Blog Posts

The Best Cultural Dive Sites in the World

Medieval Times

Don't Leave Home Without Your...

European Archaeology - The Top Ten Sites to See

Even Our Staff Agrees - You Don't Want to Miss the Baltic!


Susan's Upcoming Expeditions

  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    Best of the Baltic

    July 4July 18, 2019

    Discover the scenic beauty of Bornholm Island; visit Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once trading center of the Hanseatic League; and tour the historic districts of Gdansk, Riga, and Tallinn.

  • Cruising Sicily

    Circumnavigation of Sicily

    September 22October 4, 2019

    Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Agrigento and Syracuse; cruise among the scenic Aeolian Islands and enjoy up-close views of still-active Stromboli Volcano; and tour Monreale’s impressive 12th-century Cathedral, hailed as Italy’s most beautiful Norman church.

  • Odessa, Ukraine

    Circumnavigation of the Black Sea

    June 26July 10, 2020

    Centuries of history and architecture come to life as you discover the countries surrounding the Black Sea—Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria—and its busy bazaars, archeological treasures, and stunning landscapes.