March 20 2008

March 20 2008 - Anthropology Notes March 20,2008 Underwater...

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Anthropology Notes March 20,2008 Underwater Archaeology - based on recording past human activity - there has been salvaging underwater for as long as there have been ships - Mary Rose o British ship o first attempt to bring to surface was by the Dean brothers o SCUBA made everything easier Invented in the 1940s, widespread in the 1960s - Cape Gelidonya o 13 C. BC o First time people did scientific underwater excavation o Dr. Bass o Actual archaeologists underwater - First 20 years after SCUBA was mostly shipwrecks, in 1980s they started adding an anthropological aspect - Why study underwater anthropology? o Ships as artifacts Massive amounts of material For a long time, ships were the largest artifacts Lots of labor went into building them, so they had to be important o Ships were the primary vectors of European expansion Trade and colonization o Crew, captain and shipboard life Division between front (common sailors) and back (captain and officer’s quarters) o Pompeii effect
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course ANTH 201 taught by Professor Brophy during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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