Protection of Maritime Archaeological Resources in Indonesia’s coastal areas: A review of Preliminary Studies
The Indonesian Archipelago consists of thousands islands with long coastline. Historically, Indonesia was an important route of shipping and trade and had significant position in the world war, so variety of maritime archaeological resources can be found in coastal areas throughout Indonesia. Maritime archaeological resources hold potentials in scientific, educational, economic and social terms. However, many maritime archaeological resources in Indonesia are still not yet understood in term of their existence, conditions and potential uses. On the other hand, degradation of coastal areas presents significant threats to the existence of maritime archaeological resources. This paper will first offer the general overview of maritime archaeological resources in Indonesia. Some preliminary studies for identifying maritime archaeological resources in the coastal areas in Indonesia will be presented. This paper will conclude by discussing the management approach for coastal areas as a perspective for the protection of maritime archaeological resources in Indonesia.
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Protection of Maritime Archaeological Resources in Indonesia’s coastal areas: A review of Preliminary Studies. Luh Putu Ayu Savitri Chi Kusuma, Ira Dillenia. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436952)
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