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: 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.

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.

Beneath the Seven Seas

Author: George Fletcher Bass
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500051364
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

A collection of first-hand accounts by archaeologist from all over the world provides vivid descriptions of historical shipwrecks, from Cemal Pulak's exploration of a royal ship that sank more than 3,300 years ago off the Aegean coast of Turkey, to Donny Hamilton's report about the infamous pirate stronghold of Port Royal, Jamaica, to Robert Ballard's undersea discovery of the Titanic.

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.

Dangerous Places

Author: David A. Poirier
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 089789801X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

Over the last decade, North American archaeologists have become increasingly aware that numerous biological and man-made hazards pose significant health risks for field researchers. The present collection is the first descriptive and analytical volume on the health safety issues that confront Americas archaeological community.

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.

Pieces of Eight

Author: Charles R. Ewen
Publisher:
ISBN: 081306158X
Release Date: 2016
Genre: History

Going back to the "Queen Anne's Revenge," La Salles's "La Belle," and adding the newest finds from Captain Kidd's "Cara Merchant of Quedagh" and Captain Henry Morgan's encampments, this volume reveals new discoveries and new ways of looking at the archaeology of pirates.