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Archaeology and the Social History of Ships (Hardback)
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Archaeology and the Social History of Ships (Hardback)

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Hardback 406 Pages / Published: 29/04/2011
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Maritime archaeology deals with shipwrecks and is carried out by divers rather than diggers. It embraces maritime history and analyses changes in shipbuilding, navigation and seamanship and offers fresh perspectives on the cultures and societies that produced the ships and sailors. Drawing on detailed past and recent case studies, Richard A. Gould provides an up-to-date review of the field that includes dramatic new findings arising from improved undersea technologies. This second edition of Archaeology and the Social History of Ships has been updated throughout to reflect new findings and new interpretations of old sites. The new edition explores advances in undersea technology in archaeology, especially remotely operated vehicles. The book reviews many of the major recent shipwreck findings, including the Vasa in Stockholm, the Viking wrecks at Roskilde Fjord and the Titanic.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521194921
Number of pages: 406
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'In his informative and fact-filled book, Gould covers much ground - and water - from the beginnings of ship construction and waterborne trade in ancient times to the peculiarities of areas where ships are likely to founder.' Norman N. Brown, Associated Press
'Overall, this is a well researched and written book that makes a significant contribution to both underwater archaeology and maritime history ... Archaeologists, historians and anyone with an interest in the maritime world will find this book appealing, worthwhile and a valuable addition to their personal libraries.' The Northern Mariner

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