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Archaeological Views of Caribbean Seafaring  

Richard T. Callaghan

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Mar 2013
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Jun 2013
This article examines the geographical setting and the effects of past sea levels, the present and past marine climate, and watercraft that may have been used in the Caribbean region. It ... More

Arsacid, Elymaean, and Persid Coinage  

Khodadad Rezakhani

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Jun 2013
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Oct 2013
This chapter surveys the coinage issued by Arsacid, Elymaean, and fratarakā rulers. The mints and denominations are described and the use of Greek in coin legends is discussed. The ... More

Australian Maritime Archaeology  

Mark Staniforth

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
Australia is quintessentially a maritime nation where sea travel and transportation have been vitally important. Despite being an island, Australia hasd never completely felt isolated, and ... More

Defining a Ship: Architecture, Function, and Human Space  

Patrice Pomey

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
This article is an introduction to the concept of maritime archaeology. In the field of archaeology, the study of a shipwreck endeavors to reconstitute the original ship. Thus, nautical ... More

Early Shipbuilding in the Eastern Mediterranean  

Mark E. Polzer

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on early shipbuilding in the Eastern Mediterranean provided by shipwreck and terrestrial excavations. The study of the construction of early watercraft is mainly in ... More

From Sky to Sea: The Case for Aeronautical Archaeology  

Peter D. Fix

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
Aeronautical archaeology is not a highly developed area of study in today's time. However, there is a phenomenal amount of data in the form of photograph, drawing, manuscripts, and manuals ... More

The Growth of Maritime Archaeology in Mexico: A Case Study  

Pilar Luna Erreguerena

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
Mexico's underwater cultural heritage represents a vast and splendid universe varying from prehistoric to modern remains. But one of its main cultural riches is contained in its coastal ... More

Historic Period Ships of the Pacific Ocean  

Hans K. Van Tilburg

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
The ship is the single central object for all migration and communication within the oceanic world. In the Pacific, a multitude of different vessel designs can be found, reflecting ... More

Industrializing Light: The Development and Deployment of Artificial Lighting in Early Factories  

Ian West

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Sep 2017
The evolution of the factory in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was one of the most significant components of the process of industrialization, the impact of which is still ... More

Introduction  

Francesco Menotti and Aidan O'Sullivan

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013

This chapter introduces the global phenomenon of people's interaction with the wetlands, spanning from the dawn of human kind to the present.

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