The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá

The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá




For over 500 years, the Isthmus of Panamá has been dominated by its relationship to the sea and the rivers that feed it. In this seminal work, the authors explore the maritime history of the isthmus through its many stages: from its prehistoric period through Spanish colonialism to the building of the canal and its function as a route for modern-day maritime traffic. Combining archaeology, history, geography, and economic history, this volume situates Panamá's canal and isthmus in the global economy and world maritime culture.

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ISBN-13: 9780813062877
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James P. Delgado, director of Maritime Heritage for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, is the author of nearly three dozen works including the Encyclopedia of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology. Tomás Mendizábal is an independent consultant archaeologist and research associate at Patronato Panamá Viejo. Frederick H. Hanselmann is faculty in the Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami and is a Fellow of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. Dominique Rissolo is an archaeologist and special projects coordinator at the University of California, San Diego.

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