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74 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (21 colour plates)

Published Feb 2018

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784917173

Digital: 9781784917180

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Ships; Shipping; Shipwrecks; Heritage; Underwater Archaeology; Provenance; Iberia; Wood Samples; Archaeological Method; Best Practice; User Guide

Shipwrecks and Provenance: in-situ timber sampling protocols with a focus on wrecks of the Iberian shipbuilding tradition

By Sara A. Rich, Nigel Nayling, Garry Momber, Ana Crespo Solana

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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