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Abandoned Watercraft in History and Archaeology

Nathan Richards.

in Ships' Graveyards

August 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 8054 words.

This chapter provides a literature review of international examples that concern the study of abandoned vessels spanning many thousands of years. The international case studies presented...

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The Abandonment Process and Archaeological Theory

Nathan Richards.

in Ships' Graveyards

August 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 8092 words.

This chapter outlines the theories about abandonment that are used in this study. It also extends an argument that endorses the benefits of comparative approaches to the remains of...

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Afterword

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg.

in A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters

December 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 16314 words.

For the tale of the USS Saginaw and her crew, maritime heritage falls under three different themes: what we choose to remember from the historical narrative (re-created here from...

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Afterword

Ayşe Devrim Atauz.

in Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History

March 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 1358 words.

This chapter gives a brief outline of Maltese history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The fall of the Order of the Knights of Saint John provided a logical point at which to...

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Ancient History of Malta

Ayşe Devrim Atauz.

in Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History

March 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 13156 words.

This chapter discusses the period of Maltese prehistory when the first settlers arrived on the Maltese Islands. However, it is noted that seafaring activity in the Mediterranean dates back...

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Archaeological Signatures of Use

Nathan Richards.

in Ships' Graveyards

August 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 8374 words.

This chapter discusses the archaeological signatures of use and modification that may have ramifications for the time of discard, position of abandonment, and condition of remains upon...

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Bog Bodies: Underwater Burials, Sacrifices, and Executions

Wijnand A. B. van der Sanden.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Underwater Archaeology. 6718 words.

This chapter focuses on bog bodies. It discusses their distribution; types (real, paper, and fabricated); number and age of bog bodies; research into the European bog bodies; and the...

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Cádiz

James A. Lewis.

in The Spanish Convoy of 1750

May 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 2391 words.

Nearly 70 British sailors, and a few Spaniards, on the Galga left Captain Huoni's command in Maryland and took advantage of a passing ship heading north to reach Philadelphia. For most of...

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The Castaways of Ocean Island

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg.

in A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters

December 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 25159 words.

The USS Saginaw was sent to Midway to terminate the channel project and take a group of Boston divers home. To their credit, Townsend's men continued to work at blasting and hoisting on the...

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A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg.

December 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 378 pages.

The USS Saginaw was a Civil War gunboat that served in Pacific and Asian waters between 1860 and 1870. During this decade, the crew witnessed the trade disruptions of the Opium Wars, the...

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