Archaeology and the Social History of Ships

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Maritime archaeology deals with shipwrecks and is carried out by divers rather than diggers. But this is by no means a marginal branch of archaeology. It embraces maritime history, analyzing changes in ship-building, navigation, reconstructing the infrastructure of waterborne commerce, and offers fresh perspectives on the cultures and societies that produced the ships and sailors. Drawing on detailed and recent case studies, Richard Gould provides an up-to-date review of the field and a clear exposition of new developments in undersea technologies. He also argues for the careful management of underwater cultural resources.

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Underwater archaeology deals with shipwrecks and submerged settlements, and its finds are recovered by divers rather than diggers. But this is by no means a marginal branch of archaeology. Studying maritime history, analysing changes in ship-building, navigation and shipboard life, reconstructing the infrastructure of overseas commerce, underwater archaeologists provide important fresh perspectives on the cultures that produced the ships and sailors. This book is an up-to-date review of the field, and a clear exposition of new developments in undersea technologies. It argues for the careful management of underwater cultural resources.

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Richard A. Gould is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Brown University. In addition to writing articles for numerous journals including American Antiquity and The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, he has contributed to several edited volumes, among them the Encyclopedia of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology and The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. He is the author of twelve books, including Disaster Archaeology, Recovering the Past, Shipwreck Anthropology and Living Archaeology.

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