Whaleships as Workplaces: An Industrial Approach to Shipwreck Interpretation

Author(s): Jason Raupp

Year: 2015


Pelagic whaling ships of the early to mid-nineteenth were workplaces which incorporated complex industrial processes that resulted from wider social, cultural and technological changes. Unlike vessels employed in other seaborne trades, whaleships were self-contained and fully integrated industrial platforms that incorporated both the equipment necessary to carry out whaling operations and the domestic spaces that became a meager home for officers and crews for up to five years. The unique nature of pelagic whaleships provides an opportunity to investigate their remains through the adaptation of methods used in industrial archaeological research.

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Whaleships as Workplaces: An Industrial Approach to Shipwreck Interpretation. Jason Raupp. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433819)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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