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date: 23 August 2019

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This article describes archaeological horizons that include all material culture of the maritime world. The concept of broader interpretation of maritime sites was introduced as the maritime cultural landscape, which includes all of the material remains at the shoreline, under or above water. Shipyards are one of the least often investigated industrial archaeological sites archaeologically and many of the archaeological investigations have focused on relatively small areas of the overall shipyard. Apart from the primary focus of post medieval shipyards, this article also describes a few earlier shipyards that have been archaeologically identified and studied. It describes the shipyard design, their construction and repair methods. The best method for a reliable comparison and to describe the cultural variability of shipyard sites over time, involves thorough documentation of fixed shipyard infrastructure. As a whole, shipyard archaeology is a relatively new topic and is being continuously developed.

Keywords: shipyard archaeology, maritime sites, maritime cultural landscape, archaeological sites, shipyard design, shipyard infrastrcuture

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