Underwater and Maritime Archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean (Paperback)
  • Underwater and Maritime Archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean (Paperback)

Underwater and Maritime Archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean (Paperback)

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Paperback 316 Pages / Published: 11/01/2010
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The waters of Latin America and the Caribbean are rich with archaeological sites, including coastal settlements, defensive forts, freshwater sources, fishing-related activities, navigational aids, anchorages, harbours, ports, shipbuilding sites, shipwrecks and survivor camps. Tragically, treasure-hunting has had a deep impact on these maritime cultural resources, especially on shipwrecks. In the last 20 years, archaeologists have been fighting the battle against these treasure hunters in an attempt to preserve these resources as a source of cultural heritage, rather than allow them to be viewed solely as a means for financial reward. Case studies written primarily by Latin American and Caribbean archaeologists demonstrate exciting and cutting edge research, conservation, site preservation, and interpretation. As a result, this groundbreaking book documents the emerging research interests of maritime archaeologists in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
ISBN: 9781598742633
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 436 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


"The editors are to be applauded for organizing the session and producing this volume. The principal value of publishing conference proceedings is to preserve a permanent account of the research presented and to provide access to an audience that was not in attendance. As a record of the maturation of an emerging subfield of archaeology, this volume represents an important step forward in the practice of underwater archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean." --Erika Laanela, "New West Indian Guide"

"This book is the result of a long struggle for the protection and study of the cultural heritage in Latin American and Caribbean countries this book is a fresh look at the state of underwater and maritime archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean and an invaluable contribution for the editors express goal: bringing the countries, governments, professionals, and publics together." --Filipe Castro, "Journal of Anthropological Research""

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