Chapter 2. Underwater Archaeology

  1. Amanda Bowens BA, MA

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302875.ch2

Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Second Edition

Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bowens, A. (ed) (2008) Underwater Archaeology, in Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302875.ch2

Editor Information

  1. The Nautical Archaeology Society, Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, Portsmouth, PO4 9LD, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175920

Online ISBN: 9781444302875

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Keywords:

  • What constitutes archaeology and archaeological approach;
  • archaeology - concerned with identification and interpretation of physical traces left by past ways of life;
  • practitioners of underwater and foreshore archaeology - accidental discovery of archaeological remains;
  • archaeology - collection of evidence at scene of crime and history and reviewing of witness statements;
  • What is archaeology under water? - archaeologists working under water having same attitude to available evidence as those who work on land;
  • What is not archaeology under water? - Treasure-hunting and souvenir-collecting;
  • NAS, Statement of Principles - helping vulnerable underwater heritage to receive the care it deserves;
  • maritime archaeologists employing ethnographic techniques - material remains of contemporary seafaring and waterside communities;
  • experimental archaeology - archaeological sites under water as on land

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What Is Archaeology?

  • What Is Archaeology Under Water?

  • What Is Not Archaeology Under Water?

  • Closely Related and Complementary Approaches (Ethnography and Experimental Archaeology)

  • Further Information