Underwater Archaeology

Author: Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444358315
Release Date: 2011-09-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice provides a comprehensive summary of the archaeological process as applied in an underwater context. Long awaited second edition of what is popularly referred to as the NAS Handbook Provides a practical guide to underwater archaeology: how to get involved, basic principles, essential techniques, project planning and execution, publishing and presenting Fully illustrated with over 100 drawings and new colour graphics New chapters on geophysics, historical research, photography and video, monitoring and maintenance and conservation

Underwater Archaeology

Author: Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: UCSD:31822035349307
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice provides a comprehensive summary of the archaeological process as applied in an underwater context. Containing extensive practical advice and information, including how to get involved, basic principles, essential techniques and approaches, project planning and execution, publishing and presenting, this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in nautical archaeology. Fully illustrated with over 100 drawings and new colour graphics, this second edition includes additional chapters on geophysics, historical research, photography and video, monitoring and maintenance and conservation. With Underwater Archaeology the Nautical Archaeology Society reveals the real underwater treasure – a rich cultural heritage that has helped shape the world in which we live. By outlining the principles and practices, this book will enable the reader to make informed and responsible decisions about how to get the most from their involvement with underwater archaeology.

Underwater Archaeology

Author: Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781444302882
Release Date: 2009-04-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice provides a comprehensive summary of the archaeological process as applied in an underwater context. Long awaited second edition of what is popularly referred to as the NAS Handbook Provides a practical guide to underwater archaeology: how to get involved, basic principles, essential techniques, project planning and execution, publishing and presenting Fully illustrated with over 100 drawings and new colour graphics New chapters on geophysics, historical research, photography and video, monitoring and maintenance and conservation

Archaeology Underwater

Author: Martin Dean
Publisher: Archetype Publications
ISBN: UOM:39015025292403
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Social Science


The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

Author: Alexis Catsambis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199336005
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology is a comprehensive survey of the field at a time when maritime archaeology has established itself as a mature branch of archaeology. This volume draws on the expertise of nearly fifty international scholars who examine the many distinct and universal aspects of the discipline.

Maritime Archaeology

Author: Keith Muckelroy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521293480
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Social Science

Archaeology has made enormous advances recently, both in volume of discoveries and in its character as an intellectual discipline; new techniques have helped to further the range and rigour of enquiry, and encouraged interdisciplinary communication. The aim of this series is to make available to a wider audience the results of these developments. The coverage will be world-wide and will extend from the earliest period to medieval and industrial archaeology.

International Handbook of Underwater Archaeology

Author: Carol V. Ruppe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461505358
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Social Science

Although underwater archaeology has assumed its rightful place as an important subdiscipline in the field, the published literature has not kept pace with the rapid increase in the number of both prehistoric and historic underwater sites. The editors have assembled an internationally distinguished roster of contributors to fill this gap. The book presents geographical and topical approaches, and focuses on technology, law, public and private institutional roles and goals, and the research and development of future technologies and public programs.

Archaeology and the Social History of Ships

Author: Richard A. Gould
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139498166
Release Date: 2011-04-29
Genre: Social Science

Maritime archaeology deals with shipwrecks and is carried out by divers rather than diggers. It embraces maritime history and analyses changes in shipbuilding, navigation and seamanship and offers fresh perspectives on the cultures and societies that produced the ships and sailors. Drawing on detailed past and recent case studies, Richard A. Gould provides an up-to-date review of the field that includes dramatic new findings arising from improved undersea technologies. This second edition of Archaeology and the Social History of Ships has been updated throughout to reflect new findings and new interpretations of old sites. The new edition explores advances in undersea technology in archaeology, especially remotely operated vehicles. The book reviews many of the major recent shipwreck findings, including the Vasa in Stockholm, the Viking wrecks at Roskilde Fjord and the Titanic.

Submerged Adventures of America s Most Elite Underwater Archeology Team

Author: Daniel Lenihan
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458780850
Release Date: 2010-07-09
Genre: Social Science

Adventure writing at its best, Submerged is the first book on the remarkable story of America's elite underwater archeology team. Daniel Lenihan recounts experiences from his 25 years as founder and head of the award-winning Submerged Cultural Resources Unit (SCRU) team of the U.S. National Park Service, world-class divers - talented archeologists, historians, and photographers&$151;charged with the mission of surveying, mapping, investigating, and protecting shipwrecks and sites that constitute America's sunken heritage. In Submerged, Lenihan takes the reader on a kaleidoscope of the team's underwater experiences from 1975 to the present - from Florida caves to ancient ruins covered by reservoirs in the desert southwest; to a WWII Japanese submarine off the Alaskan coast; to the lower rings of hell to retrieve the bodies of drowned divers; to gripping accounts of personal survival in underwater caves, ships, and submerged buildings. Displaying a passion for extreme diving combined with disciplined professionalism as park ranger-archeologists, the SCRU team tackles astonishing, often harrowing assignments, including; The Isle Royale shipwrecks; Surveying ten large ships sunk from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries in the middle of the frigid and deep Lake Superior. The USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor; Executing the largest mapping project ever conducted underwater, and his personal impressions as the first deep diver to explore and video the entire ship in 1983 Excavating the hull of the HL Hunley, the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship, in Charleston Harbor during the Civil War Resurveying of the ships sunk by atomic bombs at Bikini Atoll, including the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga and Japanese battleship Nagato With an aggressive preservation ethic, the team discovers and documents shipwrecks from Florida to Alaska, and even studies the haunts of pirates and prehistoric cultures in Micronesia. This engaging book, written with a mixture of wonder, intensity, pathos and humor, records for the first time the historic and social significance of the underwater research programs conducted by this fascinating unit of the U.S. National Park Service. Sure to delight anyone interested in diving, archeology, American history, adventure, and rescure missions, this fast-paced volume brings an entirely new perspective to the marvels of America's underwater treasures.

Ships and Shipwrecks of the Americas

Author: George Fletcher Bass
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 050027892X
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

The rich maritime history of the New World is the focus of this work, bringing together essays by leading nautical archaeologists. The narrative is enhanced by paintings, charts, diagrams and maps.

Wooden Ship Building and the Interpretation of Shipwrecks

Author: J. Richard Steffy
Publisher: TAMU Press
ISBN: 160344520X
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Social Science

This comprehensive volume details the complex art of wooden shipbuilding in ancient and early modern times. The text includes discussion of ancient, medieval, and post-medieval shipwrecks, which represent a cross section of technology as seen through a select group of archaeological finds.

Maritime Archaeology

Author: Jeremy Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315424873
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Social Science

Jeremy Green's systematic overview of maritime archaeology offers a step-by-step description of this fast-growing field. With new information about the use of computers and Global Positioning Systems, the second edition of this handbook shows how to extract as much information as possible from a site, how to record and document the data, and how to act ethically and responsibly with the artifacts. Treating underwater archaeology as a discipline, the book demonstrates how archaeologists, "looters," academics, and governments interact and how the market for archaeological artifacts creates obstacles and opportunities for these groups. Well illustrated and comprehensive in its approach to the subject, this book provides an essential foundation for everybody interested in underwater environments, submerged land structures, and conditions created by sea level changes.

Wooden Ship Building

Author: Charles Desmond
Publisher: Vestal Press
ISBN: 9781461694274
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Transportation

First published in 1919, this reprint helps you relive the glory days of sailing.

Polynesian Seafaring and Navigation

Author: Richard Feinberg
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 0873387880
Release Date: 2003-03
Genre: Social Science

After fourteen months of field research in 1972-73 and an additional four months of field work with the Anutans in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara in 1983, Richard Feinberg here provides a thorough study of Anutan seafaring and navigation. In doing so he gives rare insights into the larger picture of how Polynesians have adapted to the sea. This richly illustrated book explores the theory and technique used by Anutans in construction, use, and handling of their craft; the navigational skills still employed in interisland voyaging; and their culturally patterned attitudes toward the ocean and travel on the high seas. Further, the discussion is set within the context of social relations, values, and the Anutan's own symbolic definitions of the world in which they live.