Shipwrecks and maritime archaeology

  title={Shipwrecks and maritime archaeology},
  author={D. J. L. Gibbins and Jonathan Adams},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={279 - 291}
Shipwrecks are the most numerous and distinctive type of site studied by maritime archaeologists. Their uniform characteristics, regardless of date, place and type, mean that virtually all wrecks can be investigated using similar methodologies and research strategies. The contributions to this issue of World Archaeology demonstrate both these common features and the wide variety of archaeological and historical contexts in which wreck data can be placed. They also reflect the truly global… 

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