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Maritime Archaeology

Part of New Studies in Archaeology

  • Date Published: February 1979
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521293488


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  • Archaeology has made enormous advances recently, both in volume of discoveries and in its character as an intellectual discipline; new techniques have helped to further the range and rigour of enquiry, and encouraged interdisciplinary communication. The aim of this series is to make available to a wider audience the results of these developments. The coverage will be world-wide and will extend from the earliest period to medieval and industrial archaeology.

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    • Date Published: February 1979
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521293488
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 190 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.514kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Scope of Maritime Archaeology:
    1. Introducing maritime archaeology
    2. General introduction and definitions
    3. The development of maritime archaeology
    4. Summary and prospectus
    5. The constraints of work under water
    6. The organisation of work under water
    7. Some problems in work under water
    8. The advantages of excavation under water
    9. The contribution of current work under water
    10. Mediterranean shipbuilding in classical times
    11. Mediterranean trade in pre-classical and classical times
    12. Early Mediterranean harbours
    13. Ships of the early medieval period in north-west Europe
    14. Post-medieval ship construction
    15. The Spanish Armada
    16. The expansion of Europe, sixteenth to nineteenth centuries
    17. The annexation of the new world
    18. Navigational instruments
    19. The unrealised potential of maritime archaeology
    20. Prehistoric craft
    21. Medieval shipbuilding in north-west Europe
    22. Shipbuilding in Asia
    23. Inland craft
    24. Pre-1500 trade outside the Mediterranean
    25. Anchors and anchorages
    26. Deep-water archaeology
    Part II. Towards a Theory of Maritime Archaeology:
    27. The archaeology of shipwrecks
    28. Introduction
    29. Wreck-sites and their environments
    30. Extracting filters
    31. Scrambling devices A
    32. Scrambling devices B
    33. The analysis of sea-bed distributions A
    34. The analysis of sea-bed distributions B
    35. The archaeology of ships
    36. Introduction
    37. The ship as a machine
    38. The ship as an element in a military or economic system
    39. The ship as a closed community
    40. The archaeology of maritime cultures
    41. Introduction
    42. Nautical technology
    43. Naval warfare and maritime trade
    44. Shipboard societies
    45. Incidental contributions to archaeology in general
    46. Conclusions
    Theory and Practice

  • Author

    Keith Muckelroy

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