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Description - Maritime Archaeology by Jeremy Green

Jeremy Green's systematic overview of maritime archaeology offers a step-by-step description of this fast-growing field. With new information about the use of computers and Global Positioning Systems, the second edition of this handbook shows how to extract as much information as possible from a site, how to record and document the data, and how to act ethically and responsibly with the artifacts. Treating underwater archaeology as a discipline, the book demonstrates how archaeologists, "looters," academics, and governments interact and how the market for archaeological artifacts creates obstacles and opportunities for these groups. Well illustrated and comprehensive in its approach to the subject, this book provides an essential foundation for everybody interested in underwater environments, submerged land structures, and conditions created by sea level changes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781598744613
ISBN-10: 1598744615
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 490
Imprint: Left Coast Press Inc
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Publish Date: 15-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeremy Green

Jeremy Green is one of the world's foremost nautical archaeologists. Head of the Australian National Centre of Excellence in Maritime Archaeology, he is the author of 136 articles on underwater archaeology and has received honors from Oxford University, the University of Western Australia, and the Australian Academy of Humanities. His research interests have led to his involvement in film projects and the development of new surveying tools, and his Maritime Archaeology: A Technical Handbook has long been considered a classic in the field.

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