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Archaeological Signatures of Use

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/9780813032573.003.0006
Archaeological Signatures of Use

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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 disposal. The signatures representing these functions and modifications tell readers a lot about the technologies that were often at their pinnacle at the time of a vessel's manufacture.

Keywords: archaeological signatures; modification; technologies; manufacture; vessel; discard; abandonment; remains

Chapter.  8374 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Underwater Archaeology

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