Ports and port systems in the Modern and Contemporary periods within a comparative study of the Portuguese and British maritime empires.
Author(s): Catarina Garcia
Islands and ports, as structural elements, have often been essential to the building of empires, so we aim to understand the different solutions used for the transformation of the occupied island and port landscapes, and how this occupation ordered or helped the definition of expansion models.
Using both archaeological interpretation and cartographic and documentary sources, the intent is to show how the construction of structures proceeded, and how the creation of administrative systems worked in order to define the purpose of each port, and how it contributed to the affirmation of ports and port cities which supported the Portuguese and British empires.
This presentation intends to contribute to a broader study that includes the use of spatial analysis and the comparison of history and cross-disciplinary data to enable new and more comprehensive approaches to the archaeological analysis of port systems.
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Ports and port systems in the Modern and Contemporary periods within a comparative study of the Portuguese and British maritime empires.. Catarina Garcia. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428505)
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