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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.

Long-Distance Trade Routes Linked to Wetland Settlements  

Paolo Bellintani

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter examines lake-dwellings in the Alpine region and their participation in long-distance trade, which linked various regions from central and northern Europe to the eastern ... More

Luxury Silver Vessels of the Sasanian Period  

Kate Masia-Radford

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Jun 2013
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Oct 2013
Silver vessels represent one of the most important categories of Sasanian art that has survived from antiquity. This chapter presents a survey of the different types of extant ... More

Management of Maritime Cultural Resources: An American Perspective  

Timothy Runyan

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
The management of a maritime cultural resource suggests control by a manager for appropriate treatment of the resource, with the objective of its protection and prevention. The advances in ... More

Maritime Archaeology and Industry  

Fredrik Søreide

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
This article establishes the link between maritime archaeology and the industry. Many countries have laws and acts that insist that underwater cultural heritage belongs to the state, with ... More

Maritime Archaeology, the Dive Community, and Heritage Tourism  

Arthur B. Cohn and Joanne M. Dennis

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
In modern times, the development of new survey, navigation, diving, and remotely operated vehicle technologies have made the location, exploration, and excavation of historic shipwrecks ... More

Maritime Communities and Traditions  

Jesse Ransley

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
Maritime communities and traditions discussed within archaeological discourse, imply either small, contemporary, indigenous communities or folklore traditions from European or North ... More

The Maritime Cultural Landscape  

Christer Westerdahl

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
Maritime culture existed parallel to the agrarian mainstream. The term cultural landscape is partly applied into archaeological thinking. The first application of the specific concept of a ... More

Mediterranean Ship Design in the Middle Ages  

Eric Rieth

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
‘Design’ is associated with the act of creation. The design of a ship encompasses the various ways of thinking about a ship according to its method and materials of construction, and ... More

Postmedieval Ships and Seafaring in the West  

Fred Hocker

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
Postmedieval maritime archaeology is focused more on naval ships than classical or medieval maritime archaeology. Merchant ship archaeology lived for many years in the shadow of naval ... More

Sasanian Coinage  

Nikolaus Schindel

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Jun 2013
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Oct 2013
This chapter presents a comprehensive survey of Sasanian coinage from its beginnings to the Islamic conquest. Particular attention is paid to the changing details of iconography and the ... More

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