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Published Mar 2016

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


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Ships; Shipping; Marine borers; Shipworms; Medieval

Shipwrecks and Global ‘Worming’

By P. Palma, L.N. Santhakumaran

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This paper presents an account of the marine wood-borers, together with a historical review of literature on their depredation on wooden ships, and on protective methods adopted from antiquity to modern times



Abstract; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Historical Evidence; Chapter 3. Marine Wood-boring Organisms and their taxonomy; Chapter 4. Wood-borer distribution; Chapter 5. Recent Findings; Chapter 6. Conclusions; Appendix I; Appendix II; References