Archaeology and the Social History of Ships / Edition 2

Archaeology and the Social History of Ships / Edition 2

by Richard A. Gould
     
 

ISBN-10: 052119492X

ISBN-13: 9780521194921

Pub. Date: 04/29/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Maritime archaeology deals with shipwrecks and is carried out by divers rather than diggers..It embraces maritime history and analyzes changes in ship-building, navigation, and seamanship, and offers fresh perspectives on the cultures and societies that produced the ships and sailors. Drawing on detailed past and recent case studies, Richard A. Gould provides an up-to…  See more details below

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Maritime archaeology deals with shipwrecks and is carried out by divers rather than diggers..It embraces maritime history and analyzes changes in ship-building, navigation, and seamanship, and offers fresh perspectives on the cultures and societies that produced the ships and sailors. Drawing on detailed past and recent case studies, Richard A. Gould provides an up-to-date review of the field that includes dramatic new findings arising from improved undersea technologies. This second edition of Archaeology and the Social History of Ships has been updated throughout to reflect new findings and new interpretations of old sites. The new edition explores advances in undersea technology in archaeology, especially remotely operated vehicles. The book reviews many of the major recent shipwreck findings, including the Vasa in Stockholm, the Viking wrecks at Roskilde Fjord, and the Titanic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521194921
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/29/2011
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Underwater archaeology as historical science1
1Interpreting the underwater archaeological record7
2Underwater archaeology: the state of the art21
3Ships and shipwrecks: basic mechanics65
4The archaeology of small watercraft93
5The earliest ships121
6Shipwrecks and our understanding of ancient trade150
7Sailing ships in the Middle Ages168
8Ships of the great age of sail202
9The transition from sail to steam in maritime commerce238
10New technologies and naval warfare265
11The archaeology of maritime infrastructure299
12The future of underwater archaeology316
References cited334
General index354
Ship and site index358

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