The submerged landscapes archaeological network [SLAN] is a consortium of researchers from Ireland, Canada, North America and Scotland with the aim of providing an understanding our submerged archaeological landscapes. Recent coastal, archaeological and palaeogeographical studies have established that, since the last Ice Age, significant sea-level rise has submerged ancient European and North American coastlines. Important technological developments in marine geophysics and geodynamic modelling have, for the first time, created an opportunity to predict, locate and precisely map the locations of these ancient coastlines.
SLAN was established in 2006 to take advantage of this cutting-edge technology for the benefit of North Atlantic archaeology and palaeoenvironmental research. The network is the first of its kind that brings together researchers in academia and government agencies from both sides of the North Atlantic to facilitate exchange and integration of technology and expertise across a range of disciplines from archaeology to geophysics.