Archaeology  /  Maritime Archaeology
Maritime connections across the North Sea Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9789088909870
Pub Date: 02 Feb 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 49fc/31bw
Description:
Why are so many nautical words in Danish the same as in Dutch? Who taught the shipwrights in the Royal Danish Shipyard in Copenhagen to build carvel planked ships? How did the first Danish ships find their way to the riches of the East Indies?
In the Footsteps of Honor Frost Cover In the Footsteps of Honor Frost Cover
Format: 
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789088908316
Pub Date: 10 Dec 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Honor Frost Foundation General Publication
Illustrations: 148fc/48bw
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789088908309
Pub Date: 10 Dec 2019
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Honor Frost Foundation General Publication
Illustrations: 148fc/48bw
Description:
Maritime archaeologist Honor Frost (1917-2010) was a pioneer in her field. She left a rich legacy through her innovative research conducted in the eastern Mediterranean on the remains of ports and harbours, sea-level change, shipwrecks and ship construction, and ancient anchors. This volume provides an appreciation of Frost's work and gives a point-in-time assessment of current projects in the region that are in effect a continuity of Frost’s work.
Ship 17: a baris from Thonis-Heracleion Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781905905362
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2018
Series: Ships and boats of the Canopic Region in Egypt
Illustrations: 150 b/w illustrations
Description:
A study of the construction, structure and identification of Ship 17, a Late Period baris-vessel discovered during underwater excavations at Thonis-Heracleion, a sunken city in Aboukir Bay. Ship 17 is placed within the traditions of naval architecture both in Egypt and the wider Mediterranean.
Transfer between Sea and Land Cover Transfer between Sea and Land Cover
Format: 
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9789088906213
Pub Date: 09 Oct 2018
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 39fc/14bw
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9789088906206
Pub Date: 09 Oct 2018
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 39fc/14bw
Description:
Questions about the cultural exchange of both knowledge and material goods are just as topical today as in years gone by. These questions have gained increasing attention from scholars since the 1980s when the term ‘transfers cultures’ by historians arose. However, this book provides a completely new approach in this context by interdisciplinary investigation of cultural exchanges based on chosen objects from shipwrecks and land, significant written documents and verifiable transfer of knowledge.
Seafaring and Seafarers in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean Cover Seafaring and Seafarers in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean Cover
Format: 
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9789088905551
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2018
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 20fc/40bw
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9789088905544
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2018
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 20fc/40bw
Description:
Seafaring is a mode of travel, a way to traverse maritime space that enables not only the transport of goods and materials but also of people and ideas — communicating and sharing knowledge across the sea and between different lands. Seagoing ships under sail were operating between the Levant, Egypt, Cyprus and Anatolia by the mid-third millennium BC and within the Aegean by the end of that millennium. By the Late Bronze Age (after ca.
Pudding Pan Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780861592029
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2017
Series: British Museum Research Publications
Illustrations: 80 colour illus.
Description:
For more than 300 years commercial fishermen working in the outer Thames estuary have recovered Roman pottery in their oyster dredgers and fishing nets from the seabed in the vicinity of Pudding Pan. However, despite numerous attempts to locate the source of the material, this elusive site has remained undiscovered beneath the waves. This book assesses the recovered assemblage from Pudding Pan to determine the nature and location of the site.
Viking Age War Fleets Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9788785180728
Pub Date: 20 Oct 2016
Series: Maritime Culture of the North
Illustrations: 80
Description:
The military operations of Scandinavian societies in the Viking Age depended on their ships. Different types of ships were used in order to transport troops and war supplies. Some ships were designed to conduct the speedy transport of large numbers of troops, while others were specialised cargo vessels used in military operations as carriers of supplies and sometimes troops as well.
Greek and Roman Oared Warships 399-30BC Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781785704017
Pub Date: 31 Aug 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Monographs
Description:
This is an important study of the new types of warships which evolved in the navies of the Mediterranean in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC, and of their use by Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans in the fleets and naval battles in the second and first centuries, culminating in the Battle of Aktion. The book includes a catalogue and discussion of the iconography of the ships with over fifty illustrations from coins, sculptures and other objects. John Coates discusses reconstructions, crews, ships and tactics illuminated by the recent experiments with the reconstructed trireme Olympias .
Connected by the Sea Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781785701573
Pub Date: 18 Jan 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
The 10th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology was held in Roskilde, Denmark in 2003. The theme of the meeting was "Connected by the Sea", and was designed to emphasise the role of the sea, seafaring and watercraft as bridges rather than barriers. Maritime archaeology tends to take place within national borders, with a national focus, yet the very premise of seafaring is the desire to travel beyond the horizon to establish contact with other places and cultures.
For Future Generations Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781785701559
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Archaeology of the Mary Rose
Illustrations: b/w pls, line-drawings and figs throughout
Description:
The Mary Rose, one of the first great British warships and Henry VIII's flagship, sank in 1545, taking all her contents and most of her crew to the bottom of the sea. The conservation of the hull of the Mary Rose, and more than 26,000 objects recovered during her excavation, has been a massive undertaking. The complex process of conservation was begun even before the hull was raised from the seabed in 1982, and continues today.
Sealed by Time Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781785701528
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Archaeology of the Mary Rose
Illustrations: b/w photos. line-drawings and figs throughout
Description:
Although the wreck of the Mary Rose was raised twenty years ago, the excavations and conservation work and indeed the ship itself have never been published in full. Now the Mary Rose Trust, with the Heritage Lottery Fund is publishing the complete history of the project and the research up to the present day in five highly illustrated volumes, revealing a wealth of information covering all aspects of the ship. Sealed by Time: The Loss and Recovery of the Mary Rose traces the history of the Mary Rose from great naval vessel to ruinous shipwreck to an outstanding museum display.
Eel Drifters Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9788785180674
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2015
Description:
In the autumn of 2010, the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde launched a newly built eel-drifter (åledrivkvase), a type of fishing boat traditionally used on the waters between Zealand, Lolland and Falster. Inspired by similar North-German fishing boats, the so-called Zeesboote, the eel-drifter was designed by boatbuilders on the island of Fejø, north of Lolland.
Large Cargo Ships in Danish Waters 1000-1250 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 378
ISBN: 9788785180537
Pub Date: 22 Jan 2015
Series: Ships & Boats of the North
Illustrations: 240 illustrations
Description:
“A wealthy man in Denmark, citizen of the town of Schleswig, built a large ship at great expense. And the king of the country decided to join company and take part in the profits. And after he had made good half of the costs, he owned a corresponding part of the ship …”The medieval Hanseatic merchants are famous for their maritime trade network, which extended across Northern Europe from the 13th century onward.
Oceans Odyssey 4. Pottery from the Tortugas Shipwreck, Straits of Florida Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781782977100
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2014
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
The Tortugas shipwreck excavated at a depth of 405 meters in the Straits of Florida contained a major collection of 3,800 intact and fragmentary olive jars, tablewares, cooking vessels and tobacco pipes. Identified as the Portuguese-built and Spanish-operated 117-ton Buen Jesús y Nuestra Señora del Rosario, the ship’s Seville dominated tablewares are a revealing index of unchanged cultural tastes and continued production at the end of Spain’s Golden Age. For cooking the crew relied on Afro-Caribbean colonoware, possibly the first recorded archaeological evidence of maritime slavery in the Americas fleets.
Sveti Pavao Shipwreck Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781782977063
Pub Date: 03 Jul 2014
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour illustrations
Description:
Between 2007 and 2012 the Department for Underwater Archaeology of the Croatian Conservation Institute from Zagreb and the Department of Humanistic Studies of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice collaborated in the recording, underwater excavation and analysis of the unusually well-preserved wreck of a 16th century Venetian merchantman in the Svetti Pavao shallow off the southern shore of the island of Mljet, Croatia. The shipwreck preserved many personal possessions of the crew as well as a number of bronze artillery pieces and the remains of a cargo of luxury and richly decorated ceramic material from Iznik and other oriental workshops.Although the excavation is not complete, this volume presents the results of the project so far.
The World in the Viking Age Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9788785180704
Pub Date: 28 Apr 2014
Description:
The Viking Age was ignited by the art of building seaworthy sailing ships and the skills to sail them on the open sea. The growth in seafaring, trade, piracy, and exploration that began to gather momentum during the 8th century CE was not limited to Europe’s northern seas, however. Ships, laden with cargo and with seafarers who met foreign cultures, created unexpected connections between people from the Arctic Circle to the oceans south of the equator.