Abandoned Watercraft in History and Archaeology

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:
Abandoned Watercraft in History and Archaeology

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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 illustrate that discarded watercraft have a long and significant history. They also demonstrate that abandoned vessels are amongst some of the oldest and most intact specimens of craft encountered by maritime archaeologists to date.

Keywords: literature review; abandoned vessels; watercraft; maritime archaeologists

Chapter.  8054 words. 

Subjects: Underwater Archaeology

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