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Maritime archaeology : a reader of substantive and theoretical contributions

Author: Lawrence Edward Babits; Hans Van Tilburg
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1998.
Series: Plenum series in underwater archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Archaeology is known as a practical science in which some enthusiastic amateurs have excelled quite as much as academics. The underwater branch especially attracts scholars, bona fide amateurs, and treasure-hunting salvors. Some articles in this volume reflect the long-standing rivalry between commercial salvors and archaeologists." "Writings are collected from a variety of sources: lecture notes, formal papers  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Edward Babits; Hans Van Tilburg
ISBN: 0306453304 9780306453304 0306453312 9780306453311
OCLC Number: 37975650
Description: xx, 590 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: PART 1 : The field, p.5 --
1.A. Underwater archaeology, p.7 --
1.B. The secular debate, p.55 --
1.C. Ethics and the great debate, p.73 --
PART 2. Areal studies, p.113 --
2.A. The Mediterranean --
2.B. Northern Europe --
2.C. The Caribbean --
2.D. The pacific rim --
2.E. The Arabic world --
2.F. Africa --
3.A. Hypothesis building --
3.B. Theory --
PART 4. Finding sites, p.243 --
4.A. Site location factors --
4.B. Site formation processes --
4.C. Survey methodology --
PART 4. High technology, p.339 --
5.A. History of going underwater --
5.B. Magnetometer --
5.C. Sonar --
5.D. Mapping and recording --
5.E. Remote operating vehicle (ROV) --
PART 6. Site significance, p.414 --
PART 7. Data recovery, p.449 --
PART 8. Conservation --
PART 9. Interpretation and exhibition, p.533.
Series Title: Plenum series in underwater archaeology.
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence E. Babits and Hans Van Tilburg.
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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. Every year there are 80 to 90  Read more...


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