Obituary: Joan du Plat Taylor FS
Joan du Plat Taylor, who died in May 1983, devoted the latter part of her life to championing underwater archaeology by persuading archaeologists of its validity and encouraging them to dive. Eventually she ensured that the widely-varied findings were published. With George Naish she founded the Council for Nautical Archaeology and became Editor of its International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, she served on the Council of the S.N.R from 1974 to 1977.