Maritime Archaeology: A Reader of Substantive and Theoretical Contributions

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Lawrence E. Babits, Hans Van Tilburg
Springer Science & Business Media, 11 nov. 2013 - 590 sidor
This volume initiates a new series of books on maritime or underwater archaeology, and as the editor of the series I welcome its appearance with great excitement. It is appropriate that the first book of the series is a collection of articles intended for gradu ate or undergraduate courses in underwater archaeology, since the growth in academic opportunities for students is an important sign of the vitality of this subdiscipline. The layman will enjoy the book as well. Academic and public interest in shipwrecks and other submerged archaeological sites is indicated by a number of factors. Every year there are 80 to 90 research papers presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology's Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, and the Proceedings are published. Public interest is shown by extensive press coverage of shipwreck investigations. One of the most important advances in recent years has been the passage of the Abandoned Shipwreck Act of 1987, for the first time providing national-level law con cerning underwater archeological sites. The legislation has withstood a number of legal challenges by commercial treasure salvors, a very hopeful sign for the long-term pres ervation of this nonrenewable type of cultural resource. The underwater archaeological discoveries of 1995 were particularly noteworthy. The Texas Historical Commission discovered the Belle, one of La Salle's ships, and the CSS Hunley was found by a joint project of South Carolina and a private nonprofit organization called NUMA.
 

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Introduction
3
Integrating Archaeological and Historical Records
39
Additional Bibliography for Part I A
53
Additional Bibliography for Part I B
71
Archaeology on Trial
97
Past and Prologue
105
AREAL STUDIES
113
Additional Bibliography for Part II D
135
A Diachronic Study of Some Historical and Natural Factors Linked
303
Nautical Archaeology Survey Methods
319
Additional Bibliography for Part IV
337
Magnetometer
355
An Airborne Magnetometer Survey for Shipwrecks
363
Magnetic Search and Survey in Shallow Water and Beach Areas
375
IsisVersatile Sonar Data Acquisition
387
Electronic Mapping of Underwater Sites
403

Hypothesis Building
143
Certain Systematic Methods of Scientific Thinking
155
The Limitations of Inference in Archaeology
167
Archaeological Methods
175
The Interim Report
187
B Theory
203
Using Remote Sensing as a Tool
223
Considerations for Research Designs in Shipwreck Archaeology
233
Additional Bibliography for Part III
241
Site Location Factors
253
The Archaeology of Shipwrecks
267
Cultural Resources Magnetometer Survey and Testing 29
291
E Remote Operating Vehicle ROV 41
411
B Specific Criteria
429
Tool for Archaelogical Research
441
DATA RECOVERY
449
B Sampling
469
The C S S Georgia
493
Additional Bibliography for Part VII
519
Bibliography for Part VIII
531
DA B Exhibition
551
Additional Bibliography for Part IX
561
About the Contributors
571
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