The Archaeology of Maritime Landscapes / Edition 1

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Maritime cultural landscapes are collections of submerged archaeological sites, or combinations of terrestrial and submerged sites that reflect the relationship between humans and the water. These landscapes can range in size from a single beach to an entire coastline and can include areas of terrestrial sites now inundated as well as underwater sites that are now desiccated. However, what binds all of these sites together is the premise that each aspect of the landscape –cultural, political, environmental, technological, and physical – is interrelated and can not be understood without reference to the others. In this maritime cultural landscape approach, individual sites are treated as features within the larger landscape and the interpretation of single sites add to a larger analysis of a region or culture. This approach provides physical and theoretical links between terrestrial and underwater archaeology as well as prehistoric and historic archaeology; consequently, providing a framework for integrating such diverse topics as trade, resource procurement, habitation, industrial production, and warfare into a holistic study of the past. Landscape studies foster broader perspectives and approaches, extending the study of maritime cultures beyond the shoreline. Despite this potential, the archaeological study of maritime landscapes is a relatively untried approach with many questions regarding the methods and perspectives needed to effectively analyze these landscapes. Thechapters in this volume, which include contributions from the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Australia, address many of the theoretical and methodological questions surrounding maritime cultural landscapes. The authors comprise established scholars as well as archaeologists at the beginning of their careers, providing a healthy balance of experience and innovation. The chapters also demonstrate parity between method and theory, where the varying interpretations of culture and space are given equal weight with the challenges of investigating both wet and dry sites across large areas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441982094
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: When the Land Meets the Sea Series, #2
  • Edition description: 2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ben Ford is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include historical and maritime archaeology, and historic preservation, as well as the uses and perceptions of space and environment during the past.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Putting the Wheels on Maritime Cultural Landscape StudiesDavid J. StewartIntroductionBen FordChapter 1Searching for Santarosae: Surveying Submerged Landscapes for Evidence of Paleocoastal Habitation off California’s Northern Channel IslandsJack Watts, Brian Fulfrost, and Jon ErlandsonChapter 2Testing the Paleo-Maritime Hypothesis for Glacial Lake Iroquois Implications for Changing Views of Past Culture and TechnologyMargaret Schulz, Susan Winchell-Sweeney, and Laurie Rush Chapter 3Lake Ontario Paleoshorelines and Submerged Prehistoric Site Potential in the Great LakesJessi HalliganChapter 4The Shoreline as a Bridge, Not a Boundary: Cognitive Maritime Landscapes of Lake OntarioBen FordChapter 5Rock, Paper, Shipwreck!The Maritime Cultural Landscape of Thunder Bay Wayne R. LusardiChapter 6Ship to Shore: Inuit, Early Europeans, and Maritime Landscapes in the Northern Gulf of St. LawrenceWilliam W. Fitzhugh, Anja Herzog, Sophia Perdikaris, and Brenna McLeodChapter 7Temporal Changes in a Pre-Contact and Contact Period Cultural Landscape along the Southern Rhode Island CoastChristopher JazwaChapter 8A Maritime Landscape of Old Navy Cove and Deadman’s IslandKrista Dana Jordan-GreeneChapter 9Potential Contributions of a Maritime Cultural Landscape Approach to Submerged Prehistoric Resources, Northwestern Gulf of MexicoAmanda M. Evans and Matthew E. Keith Chapter 10Modeling Maritime Culture; Galveston, Texas in the Historic PeriodMatthew E. Keith and Amanda M. EvansChapter 11The Hidden World of the Maritime Maya: Lost Landscapes along the North Coast of Quintana Roo, MexicoJeffrey B. Glover, Dominique Rissolo, and Jennifer P. MathewsChapter 12Material Culture and Maritime Identity: Identifying Maritime Subcultures through ArtifactsHeather E. HatchChapter 13The “Richest River in the World”: The Maritime Cultural Landscape of the Mouth of the Río Chagres, Republica de Panamá James P. Delgado, Frederick H. Hanselmann, and Dominique RissoloChapter 14US Shipbuilding Activities at American River, South Australia: Finding Significance of ‘Place’ in the Maritime Cultural LandscapeClaire P. DappertChapter 15“What Do You Want to Catch?”: Exploring the Maritime Cultural Landscapes of the Queenscliff Fishing CommunityBrad DuncanChapter 16The Binary Relationship of Sea and LandChrister WesterdahlChapter 17Places of Special Meaning: Westerdahl’s Comet, ‘Agency’, and the Concept of the ‘Maritime Cultural Landscape’Joe FlatmanConclusion: The Maritime Cultural Landscape RevisitedChrister Westerdahl

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