ANTH 318 1-14

ANTH 318 1-14 - started in the 80’s • There is no...

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ANTH 318 1-14-07 Most archaeology is based by date or location, but marine archaeology is worldwide and timeless People have been diving shipwrecks since it was possible to do so because the cargo of the ship is valuable and people wanted it back A lot of what people do is salvage SCUBA was invented in the 1940’s in order to help with the salvage Cape Gelidonya (13 th c BC) First scientific underwater excavation Shipwreck Anthropology: in the 70’s and 80’s most questions about the boat were technical, “how old is it” type questions Shipwreck anthropology asked questions about the people: “what was it like to be a sailor on this ship?” etc.
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Unformatted text preview: - started in the 80’s • There is no meaningful study of the past, therefore, without some knowledge of the history of the watercraft that helped shape our globe as we know it • Why study marine archaeology?- Ships are artifacts- for a great period of history, ships are the most complex and technologically advanced things that people make- Ships were the primary vectors of European expansion *vector= straight line; the means to get from point A to point B- Trade and colonization- on a wreck, you can tell what was important to people for starting a new life in the wilderness- Shipboard life- sailors are a unique subculture- Pompeii effect...
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