Special Issue "Ship Archaeology and Material Culture: Artifacts, Representations, Structures, Narratives, Materialities (16th-19th Centuries)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2023) | Viewed by 20083
Interests: maritime history and archaeology; early modern shipwrecks; historical GIS; shipbuilding; network studies
This Special Issue brings together various studies on underwater sites related to the methodological and theoretical research of shipwrecks from the early modern age (16th to the 19th centuries). The articles cover the study of these sites from the perspective of material culture and the analysis of artifacts and materials. These are studies of historical archeology with a focus on the remains of submerged ships that can offer very valuable information about the material culture of the time, life on board, habits at sea, networks, behaviours, nautical knowledge, and the processes derived from sinking, and the subsequent formation and evolution of archaeological sites until they became historical time capsules. Underwater archeology and the interpretation of shipwrecks from the early modern and colonial centuries is based on a strict methodology of registration, analysis, and interpretation of both the site itself (through photogrammetry and other techniques) and the study of organic and nonorganic materials in the laboratory. The compiled articles encompass analyses of these diverse materials, as well as wood framing in connection to shipbuilding knowledge during the era of oceanic expansion. Likewise, the study of the related maritime landscape and the narratives derived from the interaction between human society and the ocean through these submerged archaeological remains will also be covered.
Prof. Dr. Ana Crespo-Solana
Dr. Tânia Manuel Casimiro
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