The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

Paperback | November 6, 2013

EditorAlexis Catsambis, Ben Ford, Donny L. Hamilton

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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 ofmaritime 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 thirdsection 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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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 ofmaritime archaeology, bringing them together...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1240 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:November 6, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I. INTRODUCTION: The Development of Maritime ArchaeologyGeprge F. Bass: II.THE PROCESS1. Patrice Pomey: Defining a Ship: Architecture, Function, and Human Space2. Colin Martin: Wreck-Site Formation Processes3. Rory Quinn: Acoustic Remote Sensing in Maritime Archaeology4. Robert Gearhart: Archaeological Interpretation of Marine Magnetic Data5. Michael C. Tuttle: Search and Documentation of Underwater Archaeological Sites6. Chris Underwood: Excavation Planning and Logistics: The HMS Swift Project7. Yaacov Kahanov: Ship Reconstruction, Documentation, and In-Situ Recording8. James P. Delgado: Ships on Land9. Shelley Wachsmann: Deep-Submergence Archaeology10. Morten Ravn, Vibeke Bischoff, Anton Englert and Soren Nielsen: Recent Advances in Post-Excavation Documentation, Reconstruction and Experimental Maritime Archaeology11. Kroum N. Batchvarov: Shipwreck Reconstruction Based on the Archaeological Record: Mediterranean Whole-Moulding and Kitten Wreck Case Study12. Taras Pevny: Historical Naval Architecture Practices as a Guide to Shipwreck Reconstruction: The La Belle Example13. Donny L. Hamilton and C. Wayne Smith: The Archaeological Role of Conservation in Maritime Archaeology14. Donald H. Sanders: Virtual Reconstruction of Maritime Sites and Artifacts15. Carlos Monroy, Filipe Castro, and Richard Furuta: A Digital Library Perspective: The Synthesis and Storage of Maritime Archaeological Data to Assist in Ship PerspectiveIII. SHIPS and SHIPWRECKS16. Mark E. Polzer: Early Shipbuilding in the Eastern Mediterranean17. Deborah N. Carlson: The Maritime Archaeology of Greek and Roman Seafaring (450 BCE - 400 CE)18. Eric Rieth: Mediterranean Ship Design in the Middle Ages19. Susan Rose: Medieval Ships and Seafaring20. Fred Hocker: Post-Medieval Ships and Seafaring in the West21. Bruno E.J.S. Werz: Southern African Shipwreck Archaeology22. Lucy Blue: The Red Sea23. Aniruddh S. Gaur and Kamlesh H. Vora: Maritime Archaeological Studies in India24. Randy Sasaki: A Survey of East Asian Shipbuilding Traditions During the Era of Chinese Maritime Expansion25. Mark Staniforth: Australian Maritime Archaeology26. Hans K. Van Tilburg: Historic Period Ships of the Pacific Ocean27. Kevin Crisman: The Archaeology of Steamships28. Margaret Leshikar-Denton: Caribbean Maritime Archaeology29. Amy Borgens: Maritime Archaeology of the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Archaeology from the Age of Exploration to the Twilight of Sail30. Dolores Elkin: Shipwreck Archaeology in South America31. Robert S. Neyland: Underwater Archaeology of the World WarsIV. MARITIME CULTURE and LIFE ASHORE32. Christer Westerdahl: The Maritime Cultural Landscape33. Ben Ford: Coastal Archaeology34. Antony Firth: Submerged Prehistory in the North Sea35. John P. Oleson and Robert L. Hohlfelder: Ancient Harbors in the Mediterranean36. Jason D. Moser: Shipyard Archaeology37. Nathan Richards: Ship Abandonment38. Jesse Ransley: Maritime Communities and TraditionsV. BEYOND THE SITE39. Francisco C. Domingues: Maritime History and Maritime Archaeology40. Thijs J. Maarleveld: Ethics, Underwater Cultural Heritage, and International Law41. Timothy Runyan: Management of Maritime Cultural Resources: An American Perspective42. Pilar Luna Erreguerena: The Growth of Maritime Archaeology in Mexico: A Case Study43. Peter Fix: Aviation Archaeology44. Fredrik Soreide: Maritime Archaeology and Industry45. Michael McCarthy: Museums and Maritime Archaeology46. Arthur B. Cohn and Joanne M. Dennis: Maritime Archaeology, The Dive Community, and Heritage TourismVI. CONCLUSION Future DirectionsPaula Martin: VII. GLOSSARY and APPENDIX Illustrated Glossary of Ship and Boat TermsJ. Richard Steffy: APPENDIX: Scientific Analyses and Dating Techniques