By Mark Staniforth, Michael Nash
Topic components mentioned during this e-book comprise shipwrecks and deserted vessels, underwater website formation techniques, maritime infrastructure and industries comparable to whaling, submerged airplane and Australian Indigenous websites underwater. the applying of nationwide and country laws and administration regimes to those underwater cultural background websites can be highlighted. The participants of this piece have set the traditional for the perform in Australia from which others can examine.
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Extra info for Maritime Archaeology: Australian Approaches (The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology)
The history and background to the archaeological excavations of HMS Sirius and HMS Pandora are discussed in more detail in Chapter 5. Nevertheless, these two Royal Navy wrecks have generated a significant number Artifact Studies 29 of detailed artifact studies and aspects of some of these will be discussed in this chapter. The final years of the eighteenth century have been a significant focus for Australian maritime archaeologists with work being conducted on Sydney Cove (1797) and the Laperouse wrecks (1788), in addition to HMS Pandora and HMS Sirius.
More expensive beverages). Particular attention is paid to the quality of goods displayed, shared and consumed (be they ceramics, glassware or alcohol). Staniforth (2003:155) explicitly outlines the basis of his journey into new theory and resultant methodological innovation. In short, he aims to move beyond (but not ignore) economic and technological factors to give adequate attention to cultural meaning. The social and cultural aims of the research are identified and then relevant data collected to address these.
2. Archaeologist examining the Xantho engine after deconcretion (photo courtesy of the Department of Maritime Archaeology, WA Maritime Museum). Theoretical Approaches 19 Importantly, the Xantho project explicitly engaged with theory to seek plausible and alternative interpretations about the economic and social context of the vessel's life. It also provided a platform for biological and sedimentary studies that yielded a usefiil site formation model - not available then for shallow-water iron structures.