H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (21 colour plates)
Published Feb 2018
This book presents a set of protocols to establish the need for wood samples from shipwrecks and to guide archaeologists in the removal of samples for a suite of archaeometric techniques currently available to provenance the timbers used to construct wooden ships and boats. Case studies presented use Iberian ships of the 16th to 18th centuries.
Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. The Uniquely Problematic Shipwrecks of the Equally Problematic ‘Age of Discovery’; Chapter 2. Timber Samples and Dendroprovenance; Chapter 3. Sampling and Sub-sampling; Chapter 4. Legal Considerations; Chapter 5. Ethical Considerations; Chapter 6. Conclusions; Glossary; Bibliography