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Introduction

Nathan Richards

in Ships' Graveyards

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032573
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039541 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032573.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter discusses the research for the Abandoned Ships Project and the concept of abandoning watercrafts. It presents the abandoned ships in Australian maritime archaeology and introduces a number of terms that are used throughout the book. Some of these are shipwreck and abandonment, the latter spawning several types (consequential abandonment, deliberate abandonment, etc.). In the last part of the chapter the problems associated with this type of research are given, as well as an outline of the following chapters.

Keywords: research; abandoned ships; abandoning watercrafts; maritime archaeology; shipwreck; abandonment; consequential abandonment; deliberate abandonment

Chapter.  6676 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Underwater Archaeology

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