Iron and Steamship Archaeology: Success and Failure on the SS Xantho / Edition 1

Iron and Steamship Archaeology: Success and Failure on the SS Xantho / Edition 1

by Michael J McCarthy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306463652

ISBN-13: 9780306463655

Pub. Date: 01/31/2001

Publisher: Springer US

In the early 1980s the author was asked to investigate the newly discovered wreck of the Xantho, an iron screw steamship active off the Australian coast during the period 1848 to 1872, and to develop a strategy to stop the looting that was occurring at the site. This relatively straightforward assignment turned into a long-term research program for applying

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In the early 1980s the author was asked to investigate the newly discovered wreck of the Xantho, an iron screw steamship active off the Australian coast during the period 1848 to 1872, and to develop a strategy to stop the looting that was occurring at the site. This relatively straightforward assignment turned into a long-term research program for applying maritime archaeology to the conservation of iron-hulled wrecks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306463655
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
01/31/2001
Series:
The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Description, Analysis and Explanation. 2. The Context of the Find. 3. A Wealth of Information. 4. Processes in Wrecksite Analysis. 5. Post-Depositional Processes. 6. The Archival and Material Record at Odds. 7. Excavation Processes. 8. Deconcretion: Excavation and Experiment. 9. Iron Wrecks as Archaeological Sites. 10. Appendix 1: Horsepower. 11. Appendix 2: Wages and Salaries in 1870. 12. Bibliography.

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