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H 245 x W 175 mm

162 pages

illustrated throughout in colour

Published Feb 2012

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781905739486

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WreckProtect: Decay and protection of archaeological wooden shipwrecks

Edited by Gjelstrup Björdal Charlotte, Charlotte Gjelstrup Björdal, David Gregory


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This book stems from the results of an interdisciplinary research project, WreckProtect, which investigated the decay and preservation of wooden shipwrecks under water in the Baltic Sea. It is not limited to the decay of wrecks in the Baltic alone and is aimed at all those with a vested interest in the protection of underwater cultural heritage.



1) Introduction ;
2) The Baltic Sea: a unique resource of underwater cultural heritage ;
3) Other European waters ;
4) The Baltic Sea environment ;
5) Wood as material ;
6) Wood degraders in the Baltic Sea ;
7) The decay process of shipwreck timbers in the Baltic ;
8) Spread of shipworm into the Baltic ;
9) In-situ preservation of a wreck site ;
10) Future research.