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Our Blue Planet: An Introduction to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology

by: Ford, B. Halligan, J.J. Catsambis, A.

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Category: New Books
Code: 26586
ISBN-13: 9780190649937 / 978-0-19-064993-7
ISBN-10: 0190649933 / 0-19-064993-3
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2020
Publication Place: Oxford
Binding: Paper
Pages: 454
Book Condition: New

Our Blue Planet: An Introduction to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Ben Ford, Jessi J. Halligan, and Alexis Catsambis
First comprehensive introduction to maritime archaeology for a general audience.
Links the field of maritime and underwater archaeology to the broader field of archaeology
Discusses the full range of maritime and underwater archaeology sites including freshwater maritime cultures, coastal infrastructure, shipwrecks, and drowned terrestrial sites
Coins the phrase "maritime and underwater archaeology"
Adopts a thematic approach

Description
Our Blue Planet provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of maritime and underwater archaeology. Situating the field within the broader study of history and archaeology, this book advocates that an understanding of how our ancestors interacted with rivers, lakes, and oceans is integral to comprehending the human past. Our Blue Planet covers the full breadth of maritime and underwater archaeology, including formerly terrestrial sites drowned by rising sea levels, coastal sites, and a wide variety of wreck sites ranging across the globe and spanning from antiquity to World War II.

Beginning with a definition of the field and several chapters dedicated to the methods of finding, recording, and interpreting submerged sites, Our Blue Planet provides an entry point for all readers, whether or not they are familiar with maritime and underwater archaeology or archaeology in general. The book then shifts to a thematic approach with chapters exploring human interactions with the watery world, both along the coasts and by ship. These chapters discuss the relationships between culture, technology, and environment that allowed humans through time to spread across the globe. Because ships were the primary means for humans to interact with large bodies of water, they are the focus of several chapters on the development of shipbuilding technology, the lives of sailors, and the uses of ships in exploration, expansion, and warfare. The book ends with chapters on how and why the non-renewable submerged archaeological record should be managed, so that both current and future generations can learn from the achievements and failures of past societies, as well as on how anyone can become involved in maritime and underwater archaeology. Throughout, the reader benefits from the personal reflections of a number of leading figures in the field.

Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
A Note on Names
Timeline
Introduction

PART I

Chapter 1: What We Can Learn From Maritime and Underwater Archaeology

Sidebar: My Most Important Contribution to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
George Bass, Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M University, USA

Sidebar: My Most Important Contribution to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Pilar Luna Erreguerena, Archaeologist, Vice- Directorate of Underwater Archaeology, National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico

Chapter 2: What Is Maritime and Underwater Archaeology and Why Is It Important?

Sidebar: My Most Important Contribution to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Dolores Elkin, Director, Underwater Archaeology Program, National Institute of Anthropology, Argentina

Chapter 3: How Do We Learn from Things?

Sidebar: Indigenous Collaboration
Madeline Fowlera and Rigney Lester- Irabinnab, Senior Research Fellow in Archaeology, University of Southampton; bProfessor of Education, University of South Australia, Australia

PART II

Chapter 4: Archaeological Research in an Underwater Environment

Sidebar: Marine Archaeology and Development
Christopher E. Horrell, Federal Preservation Officer/ Senior Marine Archaeologist, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

Sidebar: Coastal Archaeology and Shoreline Change Along The Indian Coast
Aniruddh S. Gaur, Marine Archaeology Center, CSIR- National Institute of Oceanography, India

Chapter 5: Documenting & Excavating Underwater Sites: Digging and Drawing without Drowning

Sidebar: Deepwater Archaeology: A Rapidly Emerging Field
Dan Davis, Department of Classics, Luther College, USA

Sidebar: Basic Chemistry and Techniques of Archaeological Conservation
Donny L. Hamilton, Director, Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation, Texas A&M University, USA

Chapter 6: Putting it All Together: How to Get from Site to People

Sidebar: My Most Important Contribution to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Marc- André Bernier, Manager, Underwater Archaeology, Archaeology and History, Parks Canada, Canada

Sidebar: Connecting The Dots of Maritime Archaeology and History
Kevin Crisman, Professor, Nautical Archaeology Graduate Program, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University, USA

PART III

Chapter 7: Interacting with the Environment

Sidebar: Maritime Archaeology and Environmental Change
Mark Dunkley, Maritime Archaeologist, Historic England, UK

Sidebar: From The Neolithic to The 20th Century: Underwater Archaeology in Israel Reveals 10,000 Years of Maritime History
Ehud Galili, Senior Researcher, Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Israel

Sidebar: My Most Important Contribution to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Michael K. Faught, Vice President and Treasurer, Archaeological Research Cooperative; Maritime Archaeologist, SEARCH, Inc., USA

Chapter 8: Inhabiting the Coast

Sidebar: Maritime Archaeology of Buried Ships and Harbors
James P. Delgado, Senior Vice President, SEARCH, Inc., USA

Chapter 9: Ships

Sidebar: The Science of Ship Design
Eric Reith, Director of Research Emeritus, CNRS, LAMOP, Musée national de la Marine, France

Chapter 10: Life Afloat: Sailors and Seafaring

Sidebar: My Most Important Contribution to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Johan Rönnby, Professor, MARIS, Södertörn University, Sweden

Chapter 11: Exploration, Colonization, Trade, and Extraction

Sidebar: My Most Important Contribution to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Bruno E.J.S. Werz, CEO, African Institute for Marine & Underwater Research, Exploration & Education (AIMURE), South Africa

Chapter 12: Warfare at Sea

Sidebar: My Most Important Contribution to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Randall Sasaki, Researcher, Kyushu National Museum, Japan

PART IV

Chapter 13: Managing and Valuing Underwater Cultural Heritage

Sidebar: What Matters in Underwater Archaeology is The Thinking, Not The Sinking
Thijs J. Maarleveld, Professor of Maritime Archaeology, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Sidebar: The Role of Government in Maritime Archaeology
George Koutsouflakis, Director, Department of Underwater Archaeological Sites, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greece

Sidebar: My Most Important Contribution to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Kim Faulk, Chief Operating Officer, PAST Foundation, USA

Chapter 14: Conclusions: The Future of Maritime and Underwater Archaeology

Sidebar: My Most Important Contribution to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Stella Demesticha, Associate Professor of Maritime Archaeology, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Sidebar: My Most Important Contribution to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
Jennifer McKinnon, Associate Professor, Maritime Studies Program, Maritime History and Archaeology, East Carolina University, USA

Sidebar: Using Maritime Archaeology to Teach The World
Annalies Corbin, President and CEO, PAST Foundation, USA

Glossary of Terms
List of References, Sorted By Chapter

 
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Our Blue Planet: An Introduction to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology

by: Ford, B. Halligan, J.J. Catsambis, A.

  • ISBN-13: 9780190649937 / 978-0-19-064993-7
  • ISBN-03: 0190649933 / 0-19-064993-3
  • Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2020

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