The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

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The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology is a comprehensive survey of the field as seen through the eyes of nearly fifty scholars at a time when maritime archaeology has established itself as a mature branch of archaeology. This volume draws on many of the distinct and universal aspects of maritime archaeology, bringing them together under four main themes: the research process, ships and shipwrecks, maritime and nautical culture, and issues of preservation and management. The first section of the book deals with the best practices for locating, documenting, excavating, and analyzing submerged sites. This methodological foundation is followed by a sample of shipwreck studies from around the world as scholars trace the regional development of ships and seafaring. Chosen to balance the traditional core regions of maritime archaeology with important but lesser-studied areas, it aims at offering an international account of the study of submerged sites. Reflecting the growing number of scholars who study past maritime cultures, but not shipwrecks, the third section of the book addresses various aspects of the maritime landscape and ethnography above and below the water.
The final chapters then approach maritime archaeology in a broader context, moving beyond archaeological sites to discuss the archaeological record in general within legal, preservation, and management frameworks. Taken together, these individual and original articles provide a valuable resource that summarizes the current state of the field of maritime archaeology and offers insight into the future of this established and growing discipline.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1240 pages
  • 182.88 x 248.92 x 73.66mm | 2,154.55g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195375173
  • 9780195375176
  • 948,241

Table of contents

I Introduction: The Development Of Maritime Archaeology (George F. Bass); Ii.The Process- Chapter 1 Defining A Ship: Architecture, Function And Human Space (Patrice Pomey); Chapter 2 Wreck-Site Formation Processes (Colin Martin); Chapter 3 Acoustic Remote Sensing In Maritime Archaeology (Rory Quinn); Chapter 4 Archaeological Interpretation Of Marine Magnetic Data (Robert Gearhart); Chapter 5 Search And Documentation Of Underwater Archaeological Sites (Michael C.
Tuttle); Chapter 6 Excavation Planning And Logistics: The Hms Swift Project (Chris Underwood); Chapter 7 Ship Reconstruction, Documentation, And In-Situ Recording (Yaacov Kahanov); Chapter 8 Ships On Land (James P. Delgado); Chapter 9 Deep-Submergence Archaeology (Shelley Wachsmann); Chapter 10 Recent
Advances In Post-Excavation Documentation, Reconstruction And Experimental Maritime Archaeology (Morten Ravn, Vibeke Bischoff, Anton Englert And Soren Nielsen); Chapter 11 Shipwreck Reconstruction Based On The Archaeological Record: Mediterranean Whole-Moulding And The Kitten Wreck Case Study (Kroum N. Batchvarov); Chapter 12 Historic Naval Architecture Practices As A Guide To Shipwreck Reconstruction: The La Belle Example (Taras Pevny); Chapter 13 The Archaeological Role Of Conservation
In Maritime Archeology (Donny L. Hamilton And C. Wayne Smith); Chapter 14 Virtual Reconstruction Of Maritime Sites And Artifacts (Donald H. Sanders); Chapter 15 A Digital Library Perspective: The Synthesis And Storage Of Maritime Archaeological Data To Assist In Ship Reconstruction (Carlos Monroy, Filipe
Castro, And Richard Furuta); Iii. Ships & Shipwrecks- Chapter 16 Early Shipbuilding In The Eastern Mediterranean (Mark E. Polzer); Chapter 17 The Maritime Archaeology Of Greek And Roman Seafaring (450 Bce - 400 Ce) (Deborah N. Carlson); Chapter 18 Mediterranean Ship Design In The Middle Ages (Eric Rieth); Chapter 19 Medieval Ships And Seafaring (Susan Rose); Chapter 20 Post-Medieval Ships And Seafaring In The West (Fred Hocker); Chapter 21 Southern African Shipwreck Archaeology (Bruno
E.J.S. Werz); Chapter 22 The Red Sea (Lucy Blue); Chapter 23 Maritime Archaeological Studies In India (Aniruddh S. Gaur And Kamlesh H. Vora); Chapter 24 A Survey Of East Asian Shipbuilding Traditions During The Era Of Chinese Maritime Expansion (Randy Sasaki); Chapter 25 Australian Maritime Archaeology (Mark
Staniforth); Chapter 26 Historic Period Ships Of The Pacific Ocean (Hans K. Van Tilburg); Chapter 27 The Archaeology Of Steamships (Kevin Crisman); Chapter 28 Caribbean Maritime Archaeology (Margaret Leshikar-Denton); Chapter 29 Maritime Archaeology Of The Northern Gulf Of Mexico: Archaeology From The Age Of Exploration To The Twilight Of Sail (Amy Borgens); Chapter 30 Shipwreck Archaeology In South America (Dolores Elkin); Chapter 31 Underwater Archaeology Of The World Wars (Robert S.
Neyland); Iv. Maritime Culture & Life Ashore- Chapter 32 The Maritime Cultural Landscape (Christer Westerdahl); Chapter 33 Coastal Archaeology (Ben Ford); Chapter 34 Submerged Prehistory In The North Sea (Antony Firth); Chapter 35 Ancient Harbors In The Mediterranean (John P. Oleson And Robert L.
Hohlfelder); Chapter 36 Shipyard Archaeology (Jason D. Moser); Chapter 37 Ship Abandonment (Nathan Richards); Chapter 38 Maritime Communities And Traditions (Jesse Ransley); V. Beyond The Site- Chapter 39 Maritime History And Maritime Archaeology (Francisco C. Domingues); Chapter 40 Ethics, Underwater Cultural Heritage, And International Law (Thijs J. Maarleveld); Chapter 41 Management Of Maritime Cultural Resources: An American Perspective (Timothy Runyan); Chapter 42 The Growth Of Maritime
Archaeology In Mexico: A Case Study (Pilar Luna Erreguerena); Chapter 43 Aviation Archaeology (Peter Fix); Chapter 44 Maritime Archaeology And Industry (Fredrik Soreide); Chapter 45 Museums And Maritime Archaeology (Michael Mccarthy): Chapter 46 Maritime Archaeology, The Dive Community, And Heritage
Tourism (Arthur B. Cohn And Joanne M. Dennis); Vi. Conclusion Future Directions (Paula Martin) Vii. Glossary & Appendix Illustrated Glossary Of Ship And Boat Terms (J. Richard Steffy); Appendix: Scientific Analyses And Dating Techniques
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a number of articles have very extensive bibliographies running six to ten pages, which make them a resource for students. ... this is a useful book ... and contributes to the scholarly literature on underwater archaeology. * Hector Williams, International Journal of Maritime History * with an excellent balance between methodology, current archaeological theory and case studies, it is a valuable research tool for the experienced and enthusiastic maritime archaeologist. * Pete Martin, Ocean Challenge * covers considerable ground (or rather ocean spaces), and while it may contain significant detail for those leaned and skilled in maritime archaeology and related disciplines, it is accessible to those without ... As a work on an important part of our collective heritage, and an increasingly significant aspect of ocean governance, this is a valuable library addition. * Craig Forrest, Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs * [a] wealth of expertly and concisely presented information. * Ross Anderson, Archaeology in Oceania * There is no doubt that this volume will provide scholars and students alike with compelling new perspectives on maritime archaeology * Mark Dunkley, European Journal of Archaeology *
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About Ben Ford

Alexis Catsambis is Underwater Archaeologist, Naval History & Heritage Command
Ben Ford is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Donny L. Hamilton is Professor and Head of the Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University
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