Archaeological Oceanography

Archaeological Oceanography

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qqArchaeological Oceanographyq is a must-have book for anyone interested in this emerging field. Never has there been a collection of articles as comprehensive as this one. For the first time in a single source are authoritative articles on the technology, field techniques, and even the preservation of these irreplaceable deep-water cultural resources with discussions on ways to bring them to the public's eye. The contributors are experts in their fields and present readable, data-packed overviews. The book will be the standard for many years to come.q--Donny Hamilton, Texas AaM University qAn excellent and accessible introduction to the work that Robert Ballard and his colleagues have done in the pioneering field of archaeology in the deep sea. This challenging new domain requires a mix of oceanography, archaeology, and engineering, and this volume shows how the best research seamlessly interweaves the three. A must-read for anyone interested in exploring our sunken past.q--David Mindell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology qA significant and major contribution. This is a valuable work that will have relevance and importance to professional audiences in the fields of oceanography, deep-sea technology, and public policy in regard to ocean science, robotics, and various subdisciplines of archaeology. This work will be viewed as an essential read, and will become the standard reference.q--James P. Delgado, executive director of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology qThis book addresses a subject of very widespread interest among the general public as well as for professional archaeologists and oceanographers. Moreover, the authors are all firsthand experts with considerable experience in the subject matter they describe and discuss.q--Patty Jo Watson, professor emerita, Washington University in St. Louis qThere is nothing else like this book. Dr. Ballard and his coauthors have led the way in exploring deep shipwrecks. They are the world leaders in deepwater archaeology. Their credentials are unquestioned. The book will be a significant contribution to the field.q--George F. Bass, professor emeritus, Texas AaM University qThere is no doubt that when it comes to the investigation of very deepwater sites, this group has been at the forefront of the technological developments to prospect for and then map such archaeology. A very useful anthology of their work.q--Justin Dix, University of SouthamptonDuring the 2003 expedition an experimental procedure was developed to apply a geotextile barrier over the ... was not tested, but the planned procedure is described here to promote discussion of the problem of deep-water site preservation.

Title:Archaeological Oceanography
Author:Robert D. Ballard
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2008


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