Maritime Archaeology (Other Keyword)

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An archaeological approach to historic shipwrecks in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dolores Elkin. Chris Underwood. Mónica Grosso. Cristian Murray.

In 2010 the Museo del Fin del Mundo (Museum of the End of the World) of the city of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, initiated a project with the goal of surveying  125 miles along the Atlantic coast of the island in order to record archaeological evidence of any human presence since prehistoric times until the late 19th century AD, when the first non-native people (mostly missionaries) settled in the region. This paper presents the first results of the archaeological study of historic  shipwreck...

Archaeologically Assembling The Full Picture of the Political-Economy of Late 18th Century Colonial Trade Relations on the Margins of Empire from the Bisc-2 Shipwreck Site. (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephen Lubkemann. Charles Lawson. Justine Benanty. Tara Van Niekerk. David Morgan. Sean Reid. John Bright.

This paper will provide provisional conclusions drawn from the analysis of all our data within a particular methodological framework while identifying critical gaps that remain.  We will first discuss how the BISC-2 site may provide new insights into the political-economy of trade at the permeable boarder of British and Spanish spheres of competing influence; and into the relationship between imperial centers and their often non-compliant peripheries.  Finally, BISC-2 suggests a rethinking of...

Archaeology of the Gold Rush Waterfront (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James Delgado.

Archaeological research conducted in the former, now land-filled Gold Rush waterfront of San Francisco has defined a rapidly developed port infrastructure and substantial remains of discarded material culture that comprises a several block wide and deep macro-site. Buried ships, collapsed buildings, pilings from wharves and piers, and discarded cargoes buried by urban expansion and the filling of the are have emerged periodically due to redevelopment since 1907 and discoveries continue well...

Archaeology of the Port des Morts Lighthouse Ruins (47DR497) – A Mid-19th Century Lighthouse Site (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brian Hoffman. James Myster. Steve Goranson. Rikka Bakken. Camille Warnacutt.

The Port des Morts ruins (47DR497) are from a Great Lakes lighthouse in operation for a brief nine years from 1849 to 1858. Located on Plum Island off the tip of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, this hastily constructed and poorly positioned lighthouse was home to William Riggins his wife Phebe and their growing family for all but the lighthouse’s final year. Historic documents suggest they lived a difficult frontier existence, but otherwise little is known about their time on the island. Now part of...

Education in Maritime Archaeology: Universities, Capacity Building, and the Internet (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter B. Campbell.

The field of maritime archaeology exists within a dynamic socio-political world that constantly changes due to actions of those outside the field, such as legislation, funding, and public opinion. Education must suit the needs of students who will work in current and future conditions; however, many field schools and degree programs operate using paradigms from previous conditions. Registrant responses on show concern on what is being taught, significant gaps between...

Harbor Archaeology in Sergipe: Initial Results and Considerations (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paulo F. Bava de Camargo.

In this poster, we intend to discuss some results achieved by the project Harbor Archaeology in Sergipe: inventory and contextualization of structures, developed in the Federal University of Sergipe. We will highlight the remnants and structures identified along the Sergipe River, as well as shipwrecks that have been found in Real and in São Francisco Rivers, both bordering the state of Sergipe. The main goal of this project is to stablish the foundations for the development of a systematic...

Head Tells Tales – The Life and Times of Rodney, a Convict Transport Vessel Wrecked at Kenn Reefs, Coral Sea (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Irini A Malliaros. James Hunter.

Archival research, in conjunction with data obtained from a collaborative expedition to Kenn Reefs, Australian Coral Sea Territory, undertaken by the Silentworld Foundation and Australian National Maritime Museum, has revealed the likely wreck site of mid-19th century convict transport vessel, Rodney. Over its lifetime Rodney transported hundreds of convicts and government passengers (free settlers) to Australia.  It was one of many privately-owned ships that undertook this work. However, these...

Iced Isolation: Opportunity and Desolation in America's Northern Frontier (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Philip A Hartmeyer.

Beginning 7,000 years ago, humans have engaged Lake Superior’s Southern Shore in different ways. Entrepreneurs, voyagers, immigrants, and society’s periphery have relished, and shattered, in Superior’s raw, unforgiving climate. The region has been a hotbed for cyclical social and economic change as different ethnic and demographic groups clashed in the ice and snow. This paper presents a unique piece of Lake Superior’s landscape, the Keweenaw Peninsula, as an "island of industry in a sea of...

Lake Champlain Steamboat Archaeology: A 15-minute Primer. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kevin Crisman.

A 120-mile-long ribbon of fresh water between Vermont, New York, and Quebec, Lake Champlain has long served as a convenient pathway for trade and communication through the interior of northeastern North America. The lake was at the forefront of the 19th century’s steam navigation revolution, starting with the launching of Vermont in 1809 and ending with the retirement of Ticonderoga in the early 1950s. This paper will briefly examine historical highlights of Champlain’s steamboat era and...

Layer Upon Layer Upon Layer – Interpreting the Historic Shipwreck Sites of Kenn Reefs, Coral Sea, through GIS (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul Hundley. Irini A Malliaros.

In 2017, maritime archaeologists from the Silentworld Foundation and Australian National Maritime Museum conducted a survey of historic shipwreck sites at Kenn Reefs, Australian Coral Sea Territory. The acquired data was utilised to build a comprehensive Geographic Information System (GIS) project. Maritime archaeology was born of, and is continually improved by, technological advances. GIS has become yet another indispensible tool to the modern maritime archaeologist - integrating data ranging...

Long-Distance Contacts along the Coast of Greater Chiriquí (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Francisco Corrales-Ulloa.

This is an abstract from the "Coastal Connections: Pacific Coastal Links from Mexico to Ecuador" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The location of the Greater Chiriquí archeological region in southern Central America and the available and valuable resources in it (gold, coastal resources) were favorable for the emergence of a complex society that interacted with long-distance contacts for the acquisition of exotic goods. I highlight several places...

Maritime Archaeology in Hamanaka 2 site on Rebun Island, Japan: preliminary peport of field research from 2011 to 2016 (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Yu Hirasawa. Ren Iwanami. Masaki Naganuma. Andrzej Weber. Hirofumi Kato.

Since 2011, BHAP and JSPS Core to Core program have been conducted the joint archaeological investigation at Hamanaka 2 site on Rebun Island, Northern Japan. This site has been recognized as important sand dune site that provided well-preserved archaeological materials date back to middle Jomon period (ca. 5,500 - 4,500 cal BP). Interdisciplinary studies conducted by participating scholars produced significant outcomes in archaeology, physical anthropology, molecular biology, paleobotany and...

Mirages of the State: Maritime Landscapes of Southern Peru at the Beginning of the Republic, 1821-1879 (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maria Fernanda Boza Cuadros.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The intersection of trade regulation and geopolitical reconfigurations that followed Independence from Spain in 1821 gave the Peruvian coasts new importance in the Post-Colonial Period. Global commodity trade was an inherently maritime endeavor and aided in the consolidation of a new oceanic world in the Pacific basin during the mid-nineteenth century....

National Parks Service and the Slave Wrecks Project (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meredith Hardy.

The National Park Service, as a partner in the Slave Wrecks Project, has begun a community archeology program at the site of the slave residences at the Danish West India and Guinea Company, St. Croix, in anticipation of the 100thanniversary of the transfer of the Virgin Islands to the United States. This program is part of multi-year effort combining underwater and terrestrial archeology with public engagement activities including educational and training programs, museum exhibits, professional...

Northern Norway’s sea of islands: processes of maritime colonization and settlement (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephen Wickler.

Epeli Hau’ofa’s (1993) perception of Oceania as a ‘sea of islands’ is a useful point of departure for exploring the long-term trajectories of the many thousands of islands scattered along the coast of northwestern Norway. Hau’ofa’s vision of joined islands is also instructive as a way of emphasizing seaborne connectivity rather than insularity within maritime archaeology. This paper highlights problems related to island colonization and settlement since the Early Mesolithic (11,500-10,000 BP) in...

The Patuxent River Shipwreck Inventory: a Survey Model for Maryland Submerged Cultural Resources (1979)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Donald G. Shomette.

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Photogrammetric Recording of 19th-Century Lake Champlain Steamboats: Shelburne Shipyard Steamboat Graveyard 2015. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kotaro Yamafune. Dan Bishop.

In June 2015, Texas A&M University, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum hosted a field school at Shelburne Bay, Lake Champlain. Along with manual recording by archaeologists, the team applied photogrammetric recording (Agisoft PhotoScan) to Wreck 2. The goal of this recording was to create an accurate 1/1 scale constrained model to use as archaeological data. However, low visibility of the water (2-4 ft.) and the sheer size of the wreck (135 ft. 6 in. in...

Project SAMPHIRE: Community Maritime Archaeology in Scotland. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrew P Roberts.

The Scottish Atlantic Maritime Past: Heritage, Investigation, Research and Education (SAMPHIRE) Project is a collaborative effort between professional archaeologists and local communities in western Scotland to identify and document maritime archaeological resources. This paper presents the results of the first two years of the ongoing project and outlines plans for the final year and evaluates the effectiveness and potential legacy of the project.

Promoting Responsible Heritage Tourism through Public Archaeology at Two Great Lakes Lighthouses (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Surface-Evans. S.K. Haase.

Central Michigan University recently undertook a series of public archaeology projects in cooperation with local historical societies and county governments in to investigate two northern Michigan lighthouses that are public parks. The McGulpin Point Lighthouse operated from 1869 to 1906 and was purchased by Emmett County in 2009. The 40 Mile Point Lighthouse was built in 1897, was deeded to Presque Isle County in 1998. The modern political and socioeconomic conditions of the two counties are...

Real and Imagined Islands: Wet Ontologies in the Neolithic of North Western Europe (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Fraser Sturt. Duncan Garrow.

Researchers across the breadth of academia, from oceanographers to political scientists and archaeologists, have all begun to redress the critique of ‘sea-blindness’ leveled at modern society in recent years. The result has been a re-positioning of activity on the water within our accounts of human lives and thought processes – add water and stir. The results have been inspirational, controversial, and at times utterly inoperable beyond the broadest of heuristic devices, when it comes to...

Recent Archaeological Work at Batavia's 1629 Graveyard, Western Australia (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alistair G Paterson. Wendy Van Duivenvoorde. Souter Corioli. Green Jeremy.

The archaeological sites related to the wreck of the 1629 VOC Batavia and subsequent mutiny have been studied since the 1960s. As part of the 'Shipwrecks of the Roaring 40s' Australian Research Council project, new discoveries have been made at several Batavia sites, particularly of victims on Beacon Island and the first European execution site on Long Island. These and other innovations help illuminate one of Australia's grimmest moments in history.  

Reconstructing Holocene Wetlands of Northern England: New Paleographic Models in the Humber Estuary (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eric A. Rodriguez.

With the recent application of paleographic modelling on prehistoric wetland environments, it has been possible to observe not only the landscapes of past societies but also how the dynamic nature of these environs influenced the phenomenology and settlement patterns of such peoples. This paper focuses on two areas from Northern England’s Humber Estuary and describes the interactions between the reconstructed palaeolandscapes of Roos Carr and Ferriby and the shifting settlement patterns from the...

The Ribeira Velha of Lisbon and the Requalification of Lisbon Water Front. Archaeological Excavations in a Nautical Context. (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ana Catarina Garcia. Brígida Baptista. Jorge Freire. Filipa Silva. Claudia Manso. Filipe Castro.

 During more than one year (2016-2017) public works at Campo das Cebolas, in downtown Lisbon, have exposed archaeological complexes related with his waterfront. This central node of the city and harbor was essential since the Portuguese maritime expansion which spans a period of 500 years, gathering mercantile and daily life activities, buildings, small shipyards, and ships connecting water and land. This paper presents a summary of the finds and a comment of the interest of this excavation,...

Shelburne Shipyard Steamboat Graveyard: Results of the 2015 field season using traditional and new recording techniques. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carolyn Kennedy.

A team of nautical archaeologists from Texas A&M University, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum returned to Shelburne Shipyard in June 2015 to continue examining Wreck 2, a steamboat wreck from the early 1800s.  Wreck 2 was surveyed during a preliminary investigation of four steamboat hulls in June 2014 and determined to be the oldest of the four.  The 2015 team recorded Wreck 2 using both traditional archaeological methods and photogrammetric...

Shifting Sands: Evolving Educational Programming to Support Maritime Archaeological Research in Massachusetts (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Calvin Mires. Victor T Mastone. Laurel Seaborn. Jennifer E. Jones. Leland Crawford.

  In 2015, the first accredited maritime archaeological field school took place under a partnership between Salem State University, NPS, NAS, the PAST Foundation, SEAMAHP, and the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Resources. Examining a 19th-century schooner on the North Shore of Massachusetts, this field school launched two successive years of educational programs that spring boarded deeper research into historical, environmental, and methodological questions, for collaborating scholars. This...