Maritime Archaeology: Australian Approaches / Edition 1

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Maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage management have become well established over the past twenty years or so in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in Australia. During that period Australian researchers and underwater cultural heritage managers have conducted a significant number of important maritime archaeological investigations and have developed innovative approaches to the discipline. Subject areas discussed in this book include shipwrecks and abandoned vessels, underwater site formation processes, maritime infrastructure and industries such as whaling, submerged aircraft and Australian Indigenous sites underwater. The application of National and State legislation and management regimes to these underwater cultural heritage sites is also highlighted, together with the important role of avocational divers and training programs in raising the profile of underwater and maritime heritage sites. The book includes a comprehensive bibliography of work conducted both in Australia and by Australian maritime archaeologists in the Asia-Pacific region. This book will be of interest to students and practitioners of maritime and historical archaeology and cultural heritage managers throughout the world as example of good practice and innovative approaches to maritime archaeology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387258829
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Series: The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Maritime Archaeology in Australasia: Reviews and Overviews   Michael McCarthy     1
Introduction     1
Maritime Archaeology in Australia     2
Reviews and Overviews     6
The South-West Pacific Region     9
The Future     10
Theoretical Approaches   Peter Veth     13
Introduction     13
Group A     14
Group B     23
Conclusion     26
Artifact Studies   Mark Staniforth     27
Introduction     27
Royal Navy Artifacts     28
Cargo Artifacts     31
Personal Objects     36
Collected Objects     37
Jetty Site Artifacts     39
Conclusion     40
Thematic Studies in Australian Maritime Archaeology   Nathan Richards     41
Introduction     41
Theme and Theory     42
The Mechanisms of Thematic Study     44
Themes and Regions     45
Thematic Case Studies     48
The Potential of Theme-Based Research     52
Conclusion     53
Individual Shipwreck Site Case Studies   Michael Nash     55
Introduction     55
The HMS Sirius Project     56
The HMS Pandora Project     58
The Sydney Cove Project     62
Discussion     66
Maritime Archaeology at the Land-Sea Interface   Martin Gibbs     69
Introduction     69
Shipwreck Survivor Camps     70
Shore-Based Whaling     77
Conclusion     82
Underwater Archaeology   David Nutley     83
Introduction     83
Indigenous Site Studies     84
Aircraft Site Studies     88
Wharf and Jetty Sites     92
Conclusion     96
Nautical Archaeology in Australia, the Indian Ocean and Asia   Jeremy N. Green     97
Introduction     97
The Indian Ocean     100
The Philippines     101
China and Korea     102
Thailand     104
Experimental Archaeology     107
Conclusion     108
The Ethics and Values of Maritime Archaeology   Cos Coroneos     111
Introduction     111
The AIMA Code of Ethics     114
Who is a Maritime Archaeologist?      116
Contract or Consulting Maritime Archaeology?     118
Conclusion     122
Historic Shipwrecks Legislation   Bill Jeffery     123
Introduction     123
Background     124
Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976     125
States and Territories Shipwreck Legislation     128
The Historic Shipwrecks Program     128
Other Relevant Federal Legislation     130
International Conventions     131
Summary and Future Directions     133
Innovative Approaches in Underwater Cultural Heritage Management   Ross Anderson   Cassandra Philippou   Peter Harvey     137
Development of Cultural Resource Management     137
Maritime Cultural Heritage Management     138
Maritime Heritage Programs     140
Strategic Approaches     141
Innovative Approaches     142
Future Challenges     150
Maritime Museums and Maritime Archaeological Exhibitions   Kieran Hosty     151
Maritime Museums in Australia     151
The Australian National Maritime Museum     152
Western Australian Maritime Museum     155
Queensland Museum      157
Maritime Archaeological Collections     159
Maritime Archaeological Exhibitions     160
Conclusions     162
Cultural Tourism and Diver Education   Corioli Souter     163
Introduction     163
The Professional vs the Pirates     164
Shipwrecks and Cultural Tourism     166
Public Education     169
Maritime Archaeology Associations     171
The Future     174
References     177
Index     207
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