The Life and Times of a Merchant Sailor: The Archaeology and History of the Norwegian Ship Catharine

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Historical archaeologists are in a unique position to analyze both historical documents and archaeological data in order to generate hypotheses and draw conclusions. In this work, the data not only provided the history of the ship "Catharine" but also the economic, social and political environments in which the ship was built and employed.

This work focuses not only on the shipwreck and the wrecking event, but...

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Overview

Historical archaeologists are in a unique position to analyze both historical documents and archaeological data in order to generate hypotheses and draw conclusions. In this work, the data not only provided the history of the ship "Catharine" but also the economic, social and political environments in which the ship was built and employed.

This work focuses not only on the shipwreck and the wrecking event, but on the history and archaeology of a single ship. With this expanded view, the research also delves into:
*International shipbuilding;
*The struggle for dominance in the ship trade in the 19th century.

This book will be of interest to underwater, historical and cultural archaeologists, social historians, cultural heritage managers and archaeologists working in the southeastern United States.

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"Burns successfully uses a wide assortment of historical information along with the results of a recent archaeological survey to tell the story of the wreck of a nineteenth-century merchant vessel off Pensacola, Florida. … The bibliographic references are wide-ranging, with a good mixture of historical studies, period documents related to shipbuilding, and modern comparative archaeological studies. … In sum, Burns offers an interesting story that is well researched and well written." (Dennis Knepper, Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. 17 (1), Spring 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461349662
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
  • Pages: 113
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.
1. The Life and Times of a Merchant Sailor.
2. Norwegian Shipping.
3. Pensacola and Norwegian Ships and Shipping.
4. Archaeological Investigations of Catharine.
5. Catharine's Artifact Assemblage.
6. Summary and Conclusions.
Appendix A: Vessel Voyage Summary.
Appendix B: Catalog of Artifacts. Artifact Conservation.
Appendix C: Wood Species Identification.
References. Glossary. Index.

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