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Bog Bodies: Underwater Burials, Sacrifices, and Executions  

Wijnand A. B. van der Sanden

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter focuses on bog bodies. It discusses their distribution; types (real, paper, and fabricated); number and age of bog bodies; research into the European bog bodies; and the ... More

Detecting Organic Materials in Waterlogged Sediments  

Andreas Weller and Andreas Bauerochse

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter discusses geophysical techniques for detecting organic materials within peat deposits. It focuses on the spectral induced polarization method and ground-penetrating radar, ... More

Ethics, Underwater Cultural Heritage, and International Law  

Thijs J. Maarleveld

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
Maritime archaeology has given rise to quite a few issues. The meaning of heritage for the society has undergone changes, and thus, ethical discussion has evolved, which is discussed in ... More

The Red Sea  

Lucy Blue

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
The Red Sea has been always an important highway for maritime trade and shipping. The prevailing winds greatly influence the way that ancient seafarers navigate these waters, contributing ... More

Search and Documentation of Underwater Archaeological Sites  

Michael C. Tuttle

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
Archaeological survey is fundamental to archaeological data collection. Underwater archaeology is developing and maturing as a discipline. The levels of technology available for ... More

Submerged Prehistory in the North Sea  

Antony Firth

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
This article looks at the prehistory of the North Sea. The North Sea has a long human history and is geographically extensive. This article gives information about artifacts excavated from ... More

Underwater Archaeology of the World Wars  

Robert S. Neyland

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
This article describes shipwrecks from the World Wars. For marine archaeology, there are numerous archaeological sites to dive on, research, and analyze. World War II in Europe resulted in ... More

Underwater Survey and Acoustic Detection and Characterization of Archaeological Materials  

Ruth Plets

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter, which describes the most commonly used acoustic techniques for the detection and characterization of underwater archaeological material, considers the effectiveness of these ... More

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