From shipwrecks, drowned cities and buried boats history often reveals itself through spectacular discoveries. Archaeologists working in the deep ocean, in lakes and rivers and on submerged sites around the world are discovering the remains of ships, ritual deposits and ancient settlements. This encyclopaedia is a comprehensive reference book on the discovery and recovery of the submerged past. It is written by an international team of archaeologists and specialists, often describing at first hand their own studies and excavations. Over 450 entries cover the world's major underwater and maritime sites: submerged historic settlements, sunken Pheonician, Greek and Roman cities and harbours; Viking ship burials; ancient warships and merchant craft in the Mediterranean; and shipwrecks from around the world, from the vessels of the earliest explorers to warships sunk during atomic bomb tests. The entries also include articles on the techniques and tools of underwater archaeology, the scientific developments, legislation and laws and international organizations and institutions. This reference book should prove useful to anyone with an interest in the recovery of the past from beneath the water and the archaeology of ships, boats and seafaring.
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James P. Delgado is Executive Director at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. A maritime archaeologist, he has dived on and studied wrecks around the world, including RMS Titanic. He is a board member of the International Congress of Maritime Museums and is the President of the Council of American Maritime Museums. He is the author of 25 books including Across the Top of the World: the Quest for the Northwest Passage (BMP 1999).
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Descrizione libro British Museum Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110714127582
Descrizione libro British Museum Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0714127582 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1246419