Submerged Cultural Resource Management: Preserving and Interpreting Our Maritime Heritage

Submerged Cultural Resource Management: Preserving and Interpreting Our Maritime Heritage

Paperback Plenum Series in Underwater Archaeology

Edited by James D. Spirek, Edited by Della A. Scott-Ireton


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  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 185 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 13mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 31 July 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0306478560
  • ISBN 13: 9780306478567
  • Edition statement: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
  • Illustrations note: 43 black & white illustrations, biography
  • Sales rank: 1,051,424

Product description

This vital book is a collection on the various ways archaeologists and resource managers have devised to make available and interpret submerged cultural resources for the public, such as underwater archaeological preserves, shipwreck trails, and land-based interpretive media and literature. This volume is an invaluable resource to underwater archaeologists, cultural and heritage resource managers, museum and heritage educators and those studying these professions.

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"James Spirek and Della Scott-Ireton have compiled and edited what is to my knowledge the first published source describing the scope and breadth of today's underwater heritage trails and preserves. Each chapter reflects both the strengths and weaknesses of various strategies that have been attempted for the public interpretation and preservation of historic sites in aquatic environments. Not only will this book serve to document the progress of those strategies, but it will offer new directions for cultural resource management on future frontiers." (Roger C. Smith, from the Foreword)

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Theory And Concept. Underwater Parks Versus Preserves: Data or Access; T. Hannahs. The Maritime Cultural Landscape of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve; K.J. Vrana, G.A. Vander Stoep. A Review of Cultural Resource Management Experiences in Presenting Canada's Submerged Heritage; D. La Roche. Part II: Preserves And Parks. Historic Shipwreck Preserves in Maryland; S.B.M. Langley. From National Tragedy to Cultural Treasure: The USS Huron Historic Shipwreck Preserve; R.W. Lawrence. The Visitor Schemes on the Historic Shipwrecks of the Swan and HMS Dartmouth, Sound of Mull, Scotland (UK); P. Robertson. Lake Champlain's Historic Shipwreck Preserve Program; A.B. Cohn. Florida's Underwater Archaeological Preserves; D.A. Scott-Ireton. Beneath Pictured Rocks; J.R. Halsey, P. Lindquist. Part III: Trails. Shipwreck Trails: Public Ownership of a Unique Resource? T. Smith. Maritime Heritage Trails in Australia: An Overview and Critique of the Interpretive Programs; C. Philippou, M. Staniforth. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Shipwreck Trail: A Model for Multiple-Use Resource Management; B.G. Terrell. Maritime Heritage on Display: Underwater Examples from South Carolina; J. Spirek, L. Harris. Conclusion. Appendix A. Index.