Out of the Blue: Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Resources / Edition 1by John H. Jameson
The spectacle of archaeology stirs the public interest like few other topics. Sowing the "detective story", finding the missing pieces of the puzzle, understanding an instilled sense of identity, making connections to the material culture, following the global discourse on heritage protection and conservation (i.e. the Elgin Marbles) – are all part of the… See more details below
The spectacle of archaeology stirs the public interest like few other topics. Sowing the "detective story", finding the missing pieces of the puzzle, understanding an instilled sense of identity, making connections to the material culture, following the global discourse on heritage protection and conservation (i.e. the Elgin Marbles) – are all part of the nexus of cultural values that define the meaning of archaeology to individuals and to the public at large.
Along with the debates archaeological sites are also often in view of the public – on land, as well as, underwater. Maritime cultural resources encompass sites that, because of their (often) proximity to urban or traveled areas (harbors, rivers, ports) are easily damaged but not easily visible. This leads to special challenges to site management regarding conservation, protection, and enforcement of legal mandates for public education outreach and interpretation.
The editors have brought together state of the art ideas, research and scholarship associated with maritime public education and interpretation. With few publications currently available that feature the public interpretation of maritime and submerged cultural resources, this edited volume will add to a limited body of knowledge in a field that is steadily growing.
- Springer US
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- Edition description:
- Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
- Product dimensions:
- 0.55(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)
Table of Contents
Not All Wet: Public Presentations, Stewardship, and Interpretation of Underwater vs. Terrestrial Sites.- The Value of Public Education and Interpretation in Submerged Cultural Resource Management.- Florida’s Maritime Heritage Trail.- Creating a Shipwreck Trail: Documenting the 1733 Spanish Plate Fleet Wrecks.- A Maritime Heritage Trail and Shipwreck Preserves for the Cayman Islands.- Diver Awareness Program – Dive Down!.- The Three Tenures of Underwater Cultural Heritage Interpretation: Look Outwards, Reach Inwards, Pass it On.- Refocusing on Georgia’s Rivers: The Role of Maritime Historical Archaeology in Waterfront Revitalization.- Wrecked, Abandoned, and Forgotten?: Public Interpretation of Beached Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.- Lake George, New York: "Making Shipwrecks Speak".- Not Just Another Piece of Boat: Massachusetts’ Shoreline Heritage Identification Partnerships – SHIPs.- Submerged Site Management and Interpretation: Strategies and Approaches in the US National Park Service.- Poised and Frozen in Time: The Japanese Midget Sub at Pearl Harbor.- Entering the Virtual World of Underwater Archaeology: Interpretation of CSS Alabama.
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