International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

Cover image for Vol. 45 Issue 1

Edited By: Miranda Richardson

Online ISSN: 1095-9270


Angela Croome

Angela Croome died in February, at the age of 90. Following the war, in which she served as a WRNS working on naval aircraft maintenance, and reading English at Somerville, Oxford, she pursued a career as a science journalist, writing for the Daily Telegraph and the New Scientist. Through this work she soon became involved, at the invitation of George Naish, in the establishment of the Council for Nautical Archaeology, where her journalistic skills and contacts were very useful. Her experience of editing and publishing were also put to good use for the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology from its outset. She edited the first issue, as the official editor, Joan du Plat Taylor, was away excavating in Italy. She served as Book Reviews Editor from Volume 1 (1972) to the forthcoming 45.2, and later was the proud holder of the title of Deputy Editor.

The size and quality of the reviews section in IJNA is a significant feature of the Journal's content, and a tribute to Angela's hard work and wide networking. Her long and energetic involvement in nautical archaeology should be remembered and celebrated.

Oceans with Dr. Lucy Blue
In June 2007 the Oceans team began a series of underwater scientific expeditions to build a global picture of our seas. Their search for answers took them on an voyage of discovery to the Arctic, Southern and Indian Oceans, the Atlantic, the Red Sea, the Sea of Cortez and the Mediterranean. Their findings are now part of an eight part series on BBC2.

Chair of the Nautical Archaeology Society, Dr. Lucy Blue is part of the team of intrepid adventurers. Read more about the series here.

Underwater Archaeology
Underwater Archaeology: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice provides a comprehensive summary of the archaeological process as applied in an underwater context.

'This long-awaited update of the NAS handbook is a gold mine of practical advice. It is a must-have, must-read and must-reread for everyone practising nautical archaeology'
George Lambrick, Chair Nautical Archaeology Society

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