Iberian Seafaring Studies : Bridging the Gap

Part of: Society for Historical Archaeology 2014

The ongoing evolution of maritime archaeology continues to enrich the study of Iberian seafaring. Portuguese and Spanish historical investigation has been brought forth by 21st-century technology and research. Field archaeology continues to present new sites of Iberian Seafaring, and the accessibility of information we enjoy today gives researchers the ability to truly go beyond single-site studies and build upon past and present knowledge. In this information technology age, bridging the gaps between local heritages and combining them into wider views, as seen in the study of Iberian seafaring, is one of the signs of a maturing discipline. This session presents how today’s researchers in the "global village" address this new environment and address questions that count in Iberian Seafaring Studies.