Maritime Archaeology

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Archaeology has made enormous advances recently, both in volume of discoveries and in its character as an intellectual discipline; new techniques have helped to further the range and rigour of enquiry, and encouraged interdisciplinary communication. The aim of this series is to make available to a wider audience the results of these developments. The coverage will be world-wide and will extend from the earliest period to medieval and industrial archaeology.

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Overview

Archaeology has made enormous advances recently, both in volume of discoveries and in its character as an intellectual discipline; new techniques have helped to further the range and rigour of enquiry, and encouraged interdisciplinary communication. The aim of this series is to make available to a wider audience the results of these developments. The coverage will be world-wide and will extend from the earliest period to medieval and industrial archaeology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521293488
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: New Studies in Archaeology Series
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. The Scope of Maritime Archaeology: 1. Introducing maritime archaeology; 2. General introduction and definitions; 3. The development of maritime archaeology; 4. Summary and prospectus; 5. The constraints of work under water; 6. The organisation of work under water; 7. Some problems in work under water; 8. The advantages of excavation under water; 9. The contribution of current work under water; 10. Mediterranean shipbuilding in classical times; 11. Mediterranean trade in pre-classical and classical times; 12. Early Mediterranean harbours; 13. Ships of the early medieval period in north-west Europe; 14. Post-medieval ship construction; 15. The Spanish Armada; 16. The expansion of Europe, sixteenth to nineteenth centuries; 17. The annexation of the new world; 18. Navigational instruments; 19. The unrealised potential of maritime archaeology; 20. Prehistoric craft; 21. Medieval shipbuilding in north-west Europe; 22. Shipbuilding in Asia; 23. Inland craft; 24. Pre-1500 trade outside the Mediterranean; 25. Anchors and anchorages; 26. Deep-water archaeology; Part II. Towards a Theory of Maritime Archaeology: 27. The archaeology of shipwrecks; 28. Introduction; 29. Wreck-sites and their environments; 30. Extracting filters; 31. Scrambling devices A; 32. Scrambling devices B; 33. The analysis of sea-bed distributions A; 34. The analysis of sea-bed distributions B; 35. The archaeology of ships; 36. Introduction; 37. The ship as a machine; 38. The ship as an element in a military or economic system; 39. The ship as a closed community; 40. The archaeology of maritime cultures; 41. Introduction; 42. Nautical technology; 43. Naval warfare and maritime trade; 44. Shipboard societies; 45. Incidental contributions to archaeology in general; 46. Conclusions; Theory and Practice; Bibliography; Index.

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