The July 2001 edition of National Geographic includes a foldout map on underwater archaeology. Of the eight exploiters and explorers discussed on one side of the foldout (ranging from Francisco Pizarro, who pillaged Inca gold in the 16th century, to Robert Ballard, who located the Titanic and Bismarck), one is a Latter-day Saint scholar, George F. Bass, who invented the techniques used in underwater archaeology. The brief caption to his image reads: His career began on dry ground, but he later founded the field of nautical archaeology, developed new underwater technologies, and excavated Bronze Age shipwrecks. Archaeology is archaeology, wherever its done, says Bass. A historic site on the seabed is just as important as one on land.