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By Nathan Richards (auth.), Nathan Richards, Sami Kay Seeb (eds.)

The historic significance and archaeological capability of intentionally discarded watercraft has no longer been an important characteristic of maritime archaeological enquiry. whereas learn at the subject has seemed because the Seventies as books, chapters, and articles, so much examples were constrained in concentration and distribution, and as a rule disseminated as unpublished archaeological reviews (i.e. the “gray literature”.) So, too, has there been an absence of a unmarried resource representing the range of geographical, ancient, thematic, and theoretical contexts that ships’ graveyard websites and intentionally deserted vessels symbolize.

In distinction with a lot of the theoretical or case-specific literature at the topic of watercraft discard, this quantity communicates to the reader the typical history and worldwide subject matters that ships’ graveyard websites characterize. It serves as a blueprint to demonstrate how the continues to be of deserted vessels in ships' graveyards are websites of substantial learn worth. furthermore, the case experiences during this quantity help researchers in realizing the evolution of maritime applied sciences, economies, and societies. This quantity is meant to reveal examine capability, create dialogue, and strengthen the importance of a wide-spread cultural source that's usually overlooked.

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