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The Abandonment Process and Archaeological Theory

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/9780813032573.003.0003
The Abandonment Process and Archaeological Theory

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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 watercraft, with specific reference to site formation processes and the systematic analysis of discard activities.

Keywords: abandonment; watercraft; archaeological theory; site formation; discard activities

Chapter.  8092 words. 

Subjects: Underwater Archaeology

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