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Continuity and Evolution in the Taiwanese Sailing Raft (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Patricia Cush. Richard Callaghan.

The Taiwanese or Formosan sailing raft likely has considerable antiquity as well as geographic distribution on the coasts of China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and possibly as far south as the Coromandel Coast of India. The Taiwanese version is the most studied and may have the longest continuous evolution into the 20th century. These seagoing craft were initially constructed from bamboo, equipped with lug sails, and steered using center boards in a very sophisticated manner. Analysis of their performance...


Fleets of Cahuita: Recording and Interpreting the Costa Rica Fishing Boats (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bryan S Rose.

Today Cahuitan fishermen often build and design their own fishing boats used for snorkel tours, lobster diving and artisanal fishing. These watercraft come in a variety of sizes, design and hull decorations. The builders have detailed knowledge about functions and features. Up until the early 1980s all these watercraft were log boat designs, evolving rapidly into modern fiberglass or dugouts covered in fiberglass. Distinctively designed oars are handmade with machetes and used to propel boats...


Hunter-Gatherer Watercraft During New Brunswick's Woodland Period: Social Implications (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kenneth Holyoke. Susan Blair. M. Gabriel Hrynick.

For many hunter-gatherers, watercraft are crucial technologies for the transportation of humans and things, and may have had great social import. In this paper, we discuss ways in which hunter-gatherer watercraft may have been a key way by which people constituted, and in turn were constituted by, their interactions with interior waterways in present-day New Brunswick. We suggest that watercraft in this region may be one way to approach the complex question of pre-European identity on the...


La Belle: Lessons Learned and Applied in Order to Restructure the Use of Watercraft Data (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter D. Fix.

Although the archaeological team excavating La Belle performed an extraordinary job at timber recording, all 1:1 drawings were traced by hand on Mylar and then digitized into AutoCAD. That data was later assembled into lines drawings, profile and plan-view scale drawings.  In advance of freeze-drying individual components of La Belle, there was an immediate need for precision measurements from drawings that were already two generations removed from the original source. The pain-staking process...


A Mid-19th Century Lighter from San Francisco Bay’s Yerba Buena Cove: Context, Documentation and Conservation (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John Schlagheck. Dave Casebolt. Eloise Warren.

In 2013, WSA recovered a well-preserved Gold Rush Era lighter from the original shore of Yerba Buena Cove. This class of boat, used to load and unload ships where there is no adequate harbor, was used extensively in San Francisco prior to the completion of sufficient deep-water wharfs in the 1860s. This paper contextualizes the use of lighters in frontier San Francisco and presents new insights into the construction of the recovered lighter gained from the creation of a 1:12 scale model. The...


Navigating Pre-Hispanic Central America: Discerning Aquatic Transportation Routes and Technologies (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adam Benfer. Róger Mesén.

In the lowland tropics of southern Central America during the later pre-Hispanic periods, the oceans, lakes, and rivers were interregional highways that linked dispersed societies for purposes of trade and communication. Using ethnohistoric sources, archaeological finds, and ethnographic data, we review the types and varieties of indigenous watercraft that might have been used to navigate these natural transport networks. Along the way, we consider the lifeways of these pre-Hispanic boatmen and...


Remote Sensing Survey of the Atchafalaya Basin Main Channel, Atchafalaya Channel Training Project, Sts. Martin and Mary Parishes, Louisiana (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Charles E. Pearson. Allen R. Saltus, Jr..

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Submerged Cultural Resources Investigation of a Portion of the Tchefuncta River SRM 2.0 To SRM 3.5 (1992)
DOCUMENT Citation Only A. R. Saltus, Jr..

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Submerged Cultural Resources Investigation of the Maurepas Basin With Intensive Surveys at Warsaw Landing, Blood River and Springfield Area, Natalbany River, Louisiana (1985)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Allen R. Saltus, Jr..

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Submerged Cultural Resources Investigation of the Western Portion of the Maurepas Basin With Intensive Underwater Surveys at Hoo Shoo Too Landing, 16EB60, Colyell Bay, Catfish Landing and At the Mouth of Bayou Chene Blanc (1986)
DOCUMENT Citation Only A. R. Saltus, Jr..

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.