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Iron and steamship archaeology : success and failure on the SS Xantho

Author: Mike McCarthy
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©2000.
Series: Plenum series in underwater archaeology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early 1980s the author was asked to investigate the newly discovered wreck of the Xantho, an iron screw steamship active off the Australian coast during the period 1848 to 1872, and to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCarthy, Mike, 1947-
Iron and steamship archaeology.
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©2000
(DLC) 00035704
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike McCarthy
ISBN: 9780306463655 0306463652 0306471906 9780306471902
OCLC Number: 55663963
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 234 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Description, Analysis and Explanation. 2. The Context of the Find. 3. A Wealth of Information. 4. Processes in Wrecksite Analysis. 5. Post-Depositional Processes. 6. The Archival and Material Record at Odds. 7. Excavation Processes. 8. Deconcretion: Excavation and Experiment. 9. Iron Wrecks as Archaeological Sites. 10. Appendix 1: Horsepower. 11. Appendix 2: Wages and Salaries in 1870. 12. Bibliography.
Series Title: Plenum series in underwater archaeology.
Responsibility: Michael McCarthy.
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