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H 276 x W 203 mm

160 pages

62 figures (15 plates in colour)

Published Feb 2019

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789690859

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Underwater archaeology; Public engagement; Best practice; case studies; outreach; CIfA

Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology: Working with Professional and Public Communities

Edited by Katy Bell

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Proceedings of a conference session held at CIfA 2014. The session focused on ways in which it is possible to engage with a wider audience in the course of maritime archaeological work. Papers offer a series of case studies exhibiting best practice with regard to individual maritime projects and examples of outreach to local communities.



Foreword; Creating Maritime Archaeology Research Communities – by Katy Bell; Archaeological Skills in a Commercial Marine Environment: What marine archaeologists need to succeed in a development-led context – by Andrea T. Hamel and Toby Gane; Experience is Everything: England’s Protected Wreck Diver Trails – by Mark Beattie-Edwards; Not Necessarily between a Rock and a Hard Place: English Heritage, Tyneside BSAC and Wessex Archaeology working together at the Gun Rocks wreck – by Peta Knott; A Maritime Archaeological Case Study on the Understanding and Appreciation of Heritage – by Paola Palma; Bamburgh Wreck: Opportunity in the intertidal zone – by Jessica Berry, Kevin Stratford and Steve Brown; Scottish Island Dwellings: Combining research, fieldwork and local knowledge – by Robert Lenfert; Deriving Archaeological Information from Potentially-Polluting Wrecks – by A. Liddell and M. Skelhorn; Protected Wrecks – Community Archaeology in Action – by Terence Newman; Building a Community-Based Platform for Underwater Archaeology: and a Web 2.0 solution for public outreach and research collaborations – by Peter B. Campbell; Developing Maritime Archaeology Education and Outreach in the Balkans – by Peter B. Campbell, Derek M. Smith, Jeffrey G. Royal, Christopher T. Begley, Petra Zdravkovic, Derek Irwin; Conclusion – by Katy Bell on behalf of MASIG

About the Author

KATY BELL is an archaeologist with 15 years’ experience of British Archaeology. She is a qualified scuba diver holds an MA in Maritime Archaeology from the University of Southampton. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Winchester and is examining the Mesolithic to Neolithic transition on the Isle of Wight. She has recently finished working on a community project ‘Dodnor Rediscovered’ training community archaeologists and recording the buildings of the Medina Cement Mills, Isle of Wight, which sent hydraulic cement all around the country via the Medina River and the Solent.