Archaeology  /  Maritime Archaeology
A Maritime Archaeology of Ships Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781842172971
Pub Date: 11 Dec 2013
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w & col illus
Description:
In the last fifty years the investigation of maritime archaeological sites in the sea, in the coastal zone and in their interconnecting locales, has emerged as one of archaeology's most dynamic and fast developing fields. No longer a niche interest, maritime archaeology is recognised as having central relevance in the integrated study of the human past. Within maritime archaeology the study of watercraft has been understandably prominent and yet their potential is far from exhausted.
Claimed by the Sea Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781902771953
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2013
Description:
First discovered by sport divers in the 1970s, the two remarkable seabed finds of prehistoric bronze metalwork described here quickly became a testing ground for the new discipline of underwater archaeology, initially under the leadership of the pioneering maritime archaeologist Keith Muckelroy. A haul of 361 bronzes from Langdon Bay, Kent, represents one of the largest deposits from Bronze Age Europe. Dating to the thirteenth century BC, the collection is diverse in character and originates in various parts of western Europe and the British Isles.
Oceans Odyssey 3. The Deep-Sea Tortugas Shipwreck, Straits of Florida Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9781782971481
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2013
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
In 1990 Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology of Tampa, Florida, commenced the world’s first robotic archaeological excavation of a deep-sea shipwreck south of the Tortugas Islands in the Straits of Florida. At a depth of 405 meters, 16,903 artefacts were recovered using a Remotely-Operated Vehicle. The wreck is interpreted as the Buen Jesús y Nuestra Señora del Rosario, a small Portuguese-built and Spanish-operated merchant vessel from the 1622 Tierra Firme fleet returning to Seville from Venezuela’s Pearl Coast when lost in a hurricane.
People and the Sea Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781902771939
Pub Date: 28 Feb 2013
Description:
This volume presents the conclusions of a research assessment funded by English Heritage which drew together the broad community of scholars interested in marine and maritime affairs, with a remit of both quantifying the known record and establishing a clear research agenda for the future. The result is an unrivalled exploration of our maritime heritage and a challenging agenda for the future.Britain is a maritime nation.
Marine Archaeology Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9781902771915
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2013
Series: CBA Practical Handbook
Description:
Marine Archaeology: A Handbook aims to give easy access to a range of information about the marine historic environment. It provides a useful guide for all those involved in the marine environment, from local authorities to recreational divers and interested amateurs. In recent years there has been increased awareness of both the potential and the fragility of the marine and maritime zones.
Trireme Olympias Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781842174340
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2012
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 83 b/w illus
Description:
This volume represents the final publication of the Olympias project, which saw the building of a full-scale reconstruction of a 170-oared Athenian trireme of the 4th century BC and its operation in five series of sea-trials in the Aegean Sea. The first three sea-trials in 1987, 1988 and 1990 have already been published in separate volumes (the last two by Oxbow) and this completes the series with reports of the 1992 and 1994 trials. The 1992 report by Paul Lipke of Trireme Trust USA, which collaborated with the Trireme Trust in the operation of the ship, offers an alternative view of the project as a whole from that presented in previous reports.
Oceans Odyssey 2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781842174425
Pub Date: 03 Jun 2011
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: colour and black and white illustrations throughout
Description:
Oceans Odyssey 2 presents the results of the discovery and archaeological survey of ten deep-water wrecks by Odyssey Marine Exploration. In the Western Approaches and western English Channel, a mid-17th century armed merchantman, the guns of Admiral Balchin's Victory (1744), the mid-18th century French privateer La Marquise de Tourny and six German U-boats lost at the end of World War II are examined in depth. From the Atlantic coast of the United States, the Jacksonville 'Blue China' wreck's British ceramics, tobacco pipes and American glass wares bring to life the story of a remarkable East Coast schooner lost in the mid-19th century.
Ships and Guns Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781842179697
Pub Date: 22 Feb 2011
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w illus
Description:
Ships and Guns brings together experts from the field of historic artillery and underwater archaeologists to present a series of papers which focus on the development of naval ordnance in Europe and, especially, Venice, in the 15th17th centuries, as exemplified by the maritime archaeological resource. Subjects include Venetian ordnance in shipwrecks of the Mediterranean and Atlantic, the race to develop big calibres in the first war of Morea, Genoese ordnance aboard galleys in the 16th century, the strategic logistics of guns at sea during the Spanish armada of 1588 and ships and guns of the Tudor navy. Often specialists in ordnance study artefacts recovered from wrecks without a complete knowledge of the archaeological context from which they have been recovered.
Oceans Odyssey Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781842174159
Pub Date: 05 Feb 2010
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 339 col illus
Description:
In ten papers Odyssey Marine Exploration presents the technology, methodology and archaeological results from four deep-sea shipwrecks and one major survey conducted between 2003 and 2008. The sites lie beyond territorial waters in depths of up to 820 metres off southeastern America and in the Straits of Gibraltar and the English Channel. Exclusively recorded using robotic technology in the form of a Remotely-Operated Vehicle, the wrecks range from the major Royal Navy warships HMS Sussex (1694) and the unique, 100-gun, first-rate HMS Victory (1744)to the steamship SS Republic (1865) and a mid-19th century merchant vessel with a cargo of British porcelain.
La stèle de Ptolémée VIII Évergète II à Héracléion Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781905905058
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2009
Series: OCMA Monograph
Illustrations: 11 col figs and 8 col pls plus separate plan of the stele
Description:
This monograph presents a translation, commentary and interpretation of the bilingual monumental Stele of Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II, which stood in the temple district of Heracleion-Thonis in the north-western Nile Delta of Egypt. The six metre high stele was erected sometime between either 141/140 and 131 or 124 and 116 BC and was discovered during the excavations of the European Institute of Underwater Archaeology. Unfortunately immersion in the sea has damaged the surface of the stele and little of the Greek text can be made out.
Bronze Age Connections Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781842173480
Pub Date: 03 Sep 2009
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w & col illus
Description:
New and exciting discoveries on either side of the English Channel in recent years have begun to show that people living in the coastal zones of Belgium, southern Britain, northern France and the Netherlands shared a common material culture during the Bronze Age, between three and four thousand years ago. They used similar styles of pottery and metalwork, lived in the same kind of houses and buried their dead in the same kind of tombs, often quite different to those used by their neighbours further inland. The sea did not appear to be a barrier to these people but rather a highway, connecting communities in a unique cultural identity; the 'People of La Manche'.
Wulfstan's Voyage Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9788785180568
Pub Date: 21 Jun 2009
Series: Maritime Culture of the North
Description:
Wulfstan’s account covers a voyage from the root of Jutland to the Vistula Delta – connecting the trading centres of Hedeby and Truso – and provides a rare and vivid view of the south-eastern Baltic Sea region in the early Viking Age, including aspects of inland navigation and local culture. In this book, a panel of scholars presents the original source and debate its geographical, cultural, nautical and economic context in the light of recent investigations.
Geoarchaeology Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780954962746
Pub Date: 12 Jun 2007
Series: OCMA Monograph
Description:
This volume presents the geoarchaeological analysis of the Aboukir Bay by the Smithsonian Institute. This study outlines the reasons for the submergence of the ancient coast line through detailed analysis of geological core samples.
Topography and Excavation of Heracleion-Thonis and East Canopus (1996-2006) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780954962739
Pub Date: 12 Jan 2007
Series: OCMA Monograph
Illustrations: col illus t/out
Description:
This book presents the first topographic outline of the city of Heracleion and the nearby Ptolemaic and Byzantine sites, all currently being excavated underwater in the Bay of Aboukir. This volume is the product of ten years of survey and excavation.
The Renaissance Shipwrecks from Christianshavn Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 371
ISBN: 9788785180346
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2006
Series: Ships & Boats of the North
Illustrations: many illus
Description:
This is volume 6 in the Ships and Boats of the North series and comprises an archaeological and architectural study of north west European shipbuilding between 1580 and 1640. The main aim of the research leading up to this publication has been to discover the specific carvel shipbuilding methods used in north west Europe in the Renaissance period. The study is based on the analysis of a group of finds excavated under the direction of the author in Copenhagen in 1996 and 1997.
Terra Marique Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781842171486
Pub Date: 10 May 2005
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
In 1998 Anna Marguerite McCann received the Gold Medal of the Archaeological Institute of America for her distinguished archaeological achievements. This volume includes the papers presented at a special colloquium held in her honour, along with essays by other colleagues and friends. The volume is divided into two thematic parts: the first reflects Anna McCann's general interests in ancient art and archaeology, especially Greek and Roman sculpture; the other, her specific expertise in underwater and port archaeology and technology.