Special Issue "Recent Advances in Maritime Archaeology"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Geological Oceanography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2023 | Viewed by 352

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Irena Radic Rossi
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Guest Editor
Department of Archaeology, University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
Interests: maritime archaeology; nautical archaeology; underwater archaeology; ships and seafaring through the ages; ports and port structures; submerged landscapes; museology
Dr. Wendy Van Duivenvoorde
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Guest Editor
College of Humanities, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Interests: maritime archaeology; nautical archaeology; underwater archaeology; ships and seafaring; legacy data; culture contact; maritime cultural heritage; archaeological collections; archaeometallurgy
Dr. Kalliopi Baika
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Guest Editor
Centre Camille Jullian, University Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, France
Interests: maritime archaeology; underwater archaeology; harbour and coastal archaeology and geoarchaeology; Greek naval harbours and naval infrastructure; submerged coastal landscapes; public dissemination

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Maritime archaeology is an academic discipline of archaeology that deals with the relationship and interaction of people and the sea through the ages. It began modestly at the beginning of the 20th century and since the 1970s has developed into a respectable field of study. As described by George F. Bass in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology, it is today “a mature discipline with well-trained practitioners around the world excavating, conserving, restoring, displaying, replicating, and, most importantly, publishing their sites”.

Documentation, study, and experimentation in the domain of maritime archaeology have greatly advanced during the last decade. The photogrammetric recording, elaboration of virtual 3D models and virtual reconstructions of sites and finds, and numerical modelling to simulate and test real situations of past times are now helping scientists in achieving their goals. The interdisciplinarity introduces new methodologies and techniques, and the new technologies allow researchers to penetrate deep into the oceans and discover amazingly preserved shipwreck sites.

Therefore, it is extremely important to expand knowledge about the real value of maritime cultural heritage, and current advances in the research methods and techniques, in order to promote maritime archaeology as an important actor of the 2021–2030 United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, i.e., The Ocean Decade.

Dr. Irena Radic Rossi
Dr. Wendy Van Duivenvoorde
Dr. Kalliopi Baika
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • maritime archaeology
  • shipwrecks
  • ports
  • submerged landscapes
  • photogrammetry
  • virtual reconstruction
  • numerical modelling
  • deep water research
  • underwater technology

Published Papers

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