ISBN-10:
0521561035
ISBN-13:
9780521561037
Pub. Date:
04/28/2000
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Archaeology and the Social History of Ships

Archaeology and the Social History of Ships

by Richard A. Gould

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ISBN-13: 9780521561037
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2000
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard A. Gould is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Brown University. In addition to writing articles for numerous journals including American Antiquity and The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, he has contributed to several edited volumes, among them the Encyclopedia of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology and The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. He is the author of twelve books, including Disaster Archaeology, Recovering the Past, Shipwreck Anthropology and Living Archaeology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: toward a higher standard; 1. Interpreting the underwater archaeological record; 2. Underwater archaeology: the state of the art; 3. Ships and shipwrecks: basic mechanics; 4. The archaeology of small watercraft; 5. The earliest ships; 6. Shipwrecks and our understanding of ancient trade; 7. Sailing ships of the Middle Ages; 8. Ships of the great age of sail; 9. From sail to steam in maritime commerce; 10. New technologies and naval warfare; 11. The archaeology of maritime infrastructure; 12. The future of shipwreck archaeology.

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