Maritime Archaeology: A Reader of Substantive and Theoretical Contributions

Maritime Archaeology: A Reader of Substantive and Theoretical Contributions

by Lawrence E. Babits
     
 

This unique text presents a variety of writings discussing the spectrum of theory and practice in maritime archaeology from its beginnings in the late 1940s to the early 1990s. It is the first such comprehensive reference available, covering the field's history, approaches to fieldwork, technical developments, and areal bibliographies. Notable attention is given to

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This unique text presents a variety of writings discussing the spectrum of theory and practice in maritime archaeology from its beginnings in the late 1940s to the early 1990s. It is the first such comprehensive reference available, covering the field's history, approaches to fieldwork, technical developments, and areal bibliographies. Notable attention is given to the scientific method in two classic chapters by Platt and Chamberlin, augmented by flow charts and examples. Comparative readings explore the differing views of academics, amateurs, and treasure hunters on the contentious subject of underwater resources. Students will find no more complete introduction to the subject.

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A collection of writings from lectures, academic papers, and journal articles on theory and practice of maritime archaeology, covering the period from the field's inception in the late 1940s to the present. Articles encompass different styles and methodologies of archaeological practice, and describe progress in the technology of diving and excavation over the decade. Some articles reflect the long- standing rivalry between commercial salvors and archaeologists, and some reveal contributions to the field from amateurs and treasure- hunters. For students, professionals, and hobbyists. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306453304
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
01/31/1998
Series:
The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
590
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.38(d)

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