Iron and Steamship Archaeology

In the early 1980s the author was asked to investigate the newly discovered wreck of the Xantho, an iron screw steamship active off the Australian coast during the period 1848 to 1872, and to develop a strategy to stop the looting that was ...

Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306471902

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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In the early 1980s the author was asked to investigate the newly discovered wreck of the Xantho, an iron screw steamship active off the Australian coast during the period 1848 to 1872, and to develop a strategy to stop the looting that was occurring at the site. This relatively straightforward assignment turned into a long-term research program for applying maritime archaeology to the conservation of iron-hulled wrecks.

IKUWA6 Shared Heritage Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress for Underwater Archaeology

Xantho a Catalyst to the Past 20 Years in Iron, Steel and Steamship Archaeology in Victoria., in M. McCarthy, K. Hosty and C. Philippou (eds) Iron, Steel and Steamship Archaeology. Papers from the 2nd Australian Seminar held in Perth, ...

Author: Jennifer A. Rodrigues

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784916435

Category: Social Science

Page: 698

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Celebrating the theme ‘Shared heritage’, this volume presents the peer-reviewed proceedings from IKUWA6 (the 6th International Congress for Underwater Archaeology, Fremantle 2016). Papers offer a stimulating diversity of themes and niche topics of value to maritime archaeology practitioners, researchers, students, museum professionals and more.

Ships Fastenings

This book will interest not only archaeologists and historians, but also boat builders and enthusiasts.

Author: Michael Mccarthy

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603446211

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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In this first detailed study of hull fastenings, Michael McCarthy describes those found on ships throughout the ages, from sewn-plank boats of the ancient world and Micronesia to Viking ships, Mediterranean caravels, nineteenth-century ocean clippers, and steamships. McCarthy also provides a history of many discoveries and innovations that accompanied changes in the kinds of fastenings used and the way they were secured--such as copper sheathing, metallurgy, and welding. Underwriting and insurance are also discussed, since the registries kept by Lloyd's and others dictated the form and method of fastening. This book will interest not only archaeologists and historians, but also boat builders and enthusiasts.

Maritime Archaeology

McCarthy , M. , 1998a , Australian maritime archaeology : Changes , their antecedents and the path ahead . Australian Archaeology , 47 : 33-38 . McCarthy , M. , 1998b , The study of iron steamship wrecks : is it archaeology ?

Author: Mark Staniforth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387769854

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Subject areas discussed in this book include shipwrecks and abandoned vessels, underwater site formation processes, maritime infrastructure and industries such as whaling, submerged aircraft and Australian Indigenous sites underwater. The application of National and State legislation and management regimes to these underwater cultural heritage sites is also highlighted. The contributors of this piece have set the standard for the practice in Australia from which others can learn.

The UNESCO Training Manual for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean

Iron and Steamship Archaeology: Success and Failure on the SS Xantho. Kluwer/Plenum. — 2005. Ship's Fastenings: From Sewn Boat to Steamships. Texas A&M University Press. — 2015. Exploration of iron, steel and steam shipwrecks in ...

Author: Netherlands. Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Cultural Heritage Agency

Publisher: UNESCO Publishing

ISBN: 9789231004278

Category: Political Science

Page: 517

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Maritime Archaeology and Social Relations

People With History: An Update on Historical Archaeology in the United States. ... In The Archaeology of Colonialism, Edited by C. Lyons, J. Papadopoulos, pp. ... Iron and Steamship Archaeology: Success and Failure on the SS Xantho.

Author: Virginia Dellino-Musgrave

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387336008

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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This book analyses British action in the Southern hemisphere in the late 18th century, examining two Royal Navy ships, one off the Argentinean coast and one off the Southeast Australian coast. The author goes beyond a descriptive analysis of wrecks by treating them and their cargoes as embodiments of 18th century social relations. The book challenges traditional approaches, providing a perspective that emphasises the richness, diversity and complexity of British action.

The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

Determining the optimal characteristics for the western steamboat required about a quarter century. ... The result was a distinctive boat that resembled a warehouse on a barge, topped by a pair of tall, iron chimneys and an enclosed ...

Author: Alexis Catsambis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199336005

Category: Social Science

Page: 1203

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The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology is a comprehensive survey of the field at a time when maritime archaeology has established itself as a mature branch of archaeology. This volume draws on the expertise of nearly fifty international scholars who examine the many distinct and universal aspects of the discipline.

An Archaeology of Australia Since 1788

McCarthy, Michael (2000) Iron and Steamship Archaeology: Success and Failure on the SS Xantho. Kluwer/Plenum, New York, NY. McCarthy, Michael (2004) Historic aircraft wrecks as archaeological sites. The Bulletin of the Australian ...

Author: Susan Lawrence

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441974853

Category: Social Science

Page: 421

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This volume provides an important new synthesis of archaeological work carried out in Australia on the post-contact period. It draws on dozens of case studies from a wide geographical and temporal span to explore the daily life of Australians in settings such as convict stations, goldfields, whalers' camps, farms, pastoral estates and urban neighbourhoods. The different conditions experienced by various groups of people are described in detail, including rich and poor, convicts and their superiors, Aboriginal people, women, children, and migrant groups. The social themes of gender, class, ethnicity, status and identity inform every chapter, demonstrating that these are vital parts of human experience, and cannot be separated from archaeologies of industry, urbanization and culture contact. The book engages with a wide range of contemporary discussions and debates within Australian history and the international discipline of historical archaeology. The colonization of Australia was part of the international expansion of European hegemony in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. The material discussed here is thus fundamentally part of the global processes of colonization and the creation of settler societies, the industrial revolution, the development of mass consumer culture, and the emergence of national identities. Drawing out these themes and integrating them with the analysis of archaeological materials highlights the vital relevance of archaeology in modern society.

International Handbook of Historical Archaeology

McCarthy, M., 2000, Iron and Steamship Archaeology: Success and Failure on the S/S Xantho. Springer, New York. Meylach, M., 1971, Diving to a Flash of Gold. Doubleday, New York. Muckelroy, K., 1978, Maritime Archeology.

Author: Teresita Majewski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387720715

Category: Social Science

Page: 698

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In studying the past, archaeologists have focused on the material remains of our ancestors. Prehistorians generally have only artifacts to study and rely on the diverse material record for their understanding of past societies and their behavior. Those involved in studying historically documented cultures not only have extensive material remains but also contemporary texts, images, and a range of investigative technologies to enable them to build a broader and more reflexive picture of how past societies, communities, and individuals operated and behaved. Increasingly, historical archaeology refers not to a particular period, place, or a method, but rather an approach that interrogates the tensions between artifacts and texts irrespective of context. In short, historical archaeology provides direct evidence for how humans have shaped the world we live in today. Historical archaeology is a branch of global archaeology that has grown in the last 40 years from its North American base into an increasingly global community of archaeologists each studying their area of the world in a historical context. Where historical archaeology started as part of the study of the post-Columbian societies of the United States and Canada, it has now expanded to interface with the post-medieval archaeologies of Europe and the diverse post-imperial experiences of Africa, Latin America, and Australasia. The 36 essays in the International Handbook of Historical Archaeology have been specially commissioned from the leading researchers in their fields, creating a wide-ranging digest of the increasingly global field of historical archaeology. The volume is divided into two sections, the first reviewing the key themes, issues, and approaches of historical archaeology today, and the second containing a series of case studies charting the development and current state of historical archaeological practice around the world. This key reference work captures the energy and diversity of this global discipline today.

International Handbook of Underwater Archaeology

In Papers from the First Australian Institute for Management of Iron Ships and Steam Ship Wrecks, edited by M. McCarthy, pp. 73–74. Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology Conference Series No. 1. Kiss, L., 1988, Kinetics of ...

Author: Carol V. Ruppe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461505358

Category: Social Science

Page: 881

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Although underwater archaeology has assumed its rightful place as an important subdiscipline in the field, the published literature has not kept pace with the rapid increase in the number of both prehistoric and historic underwater sites. The editors have assembled an internationally distinguished roster of contributors to fill this gap. The book presents geographical and topical approaches, and focuses on technology, law, public and private institutional roles and goals, and the research and development of future technologies and public programs.

Maritime Archaeology in Australia

McCarthy , M. , 1986b , The excavation and raising of the SS Xantho engine and Australia's first practical and theoretical seminar on iron and steamship archaeology . The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology , 15 ( 2 ) : 73-6 .

Author: Mark Staniforth


ISBN: STANFORD:36105113030766

Category: Australia

Page: 337

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The Life and Times of a Merchant Sailor

The Plenum Series in Underwater Archaeology Series Editor : J. Barto Arnold III Institute of Nautical Archaeology Texas ... Handbook of Underwater Archaeology Edited by Carol V. Ruppé and Janet F. Barstad Iron and Steamship Archaeology ...

Author: Jason M. Burns

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306473895

Category: History

Page: 113

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Historical archaeologists are in a unique position to analyze both historical documents and archaeological data in order to generate hypotheses and draw conclusions. In this work, the data not only provided the history of the ship "Catharine" but also the economic, social and political environments in which the ship was built and employed. This work focuses not only on the shipwreck and the wrecking event, but on the history and archaeology of a single ship. With this expanded view, the research also delves into: *International shipbuilding; *The struggle for dominance in the ship trade in the 19th century. This book will be of interest to underwater, historical and cultural archaeologists, social historians, cultural heritage managers and archaeologists working in the southeastern United States.

Corrosion and conservation of cultural heritage metallic artefacts

The use of subcritical fluids for the stabilisation of archaeological iron: an overview N.G. González, P. Mardikian, L. Näsänen, M.J. Drews ... McCarthy, M.Iron and Steamship Archaeology: Success and Failure on the S/S Xantho.

Author: N.G. González

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 9780128091395

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

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This chapter reviews and summarises the results of experiments using a new technique known as ‘subcritical’ for the stabilisation of archaeological iron. Five case studies are presented that illustrate the capacity of this technique to rapidly remove entrapped chloride ions from unstable metal with minimal observable changes to the objects’ integrity. This overview focuses on the effectiveness of this treatment from a conservation and preservation perspective. The benefits and current limitations of the technique are identified, as well as important areas where there is a need for further research.

Ships and maritime landscapes

Iron and Steamship Archaeology: Success and Failure on the S/SXantho. Kindle Edition. Monteiro, Alexandre, 2000. Carta Arqueológica Subaquática dos Açores Metodologia, resultados e sua aplicação na gestão do património subaquático da ...

Author: Jerzy Gawronski

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789492444141

Category: History

Page: 544

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This volume gathers 88 contributions related to the theme 'Ships and Maritime Landscapes' of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 13) held in Amsterdam on the 7th to 12th October 2012. The articles include both papers and poster presentations by experts in the field of nautical archaeology, history of ships and shipbuilding, and naval architecture. The contributions deal not only with the theme of maritime landscapes but also with a variety of ship related subjects, like regional watercraft, construction and typology, material applications and design, outfi tting, reconstruction and current research.

Submerged Cultural Resource Management

Preserving and Interpreting Our Sunken Maritime Heritage Society for Historical Archaeology Confe James D. Spirek, ... Handbook of Underwater Archaeology Edited by Carol V. Ruppé and Janet F. Barstad Iron and Steamship Archaeology ...

Author: Society for Historical Archaeology Confe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306477793

Category: History

Page: 185

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This vital book is a collection on the various ways archaeologists and resource managers have devised to make available and interpret submerged cultural resources for the public, such as underwater archaeological preserves, shipwreck trails, and land-based interpretive media and literature. The concept of preserves, parks, and trails has proven to be an effective and popular method of public education and heritage tourism with the end result being a greater public understanding of the value of preserving and protecting shipwrecks, and other submerged cultural resources, for the future. Within each contribution, the authors focus on: -legislation; -economic benefits; -interpretation methods; -problems and successes; -future directions regarding their preserve, park, or trail programs. Various approaches to the concept have been explored and this book is an effort to make available our experiences in the management of submerged cultural resources for the public. This volume is an invaluable resource to underwater archaeologists, cultural and heritage resource managers, museum and heritage educators and those studying these professions.

Strangers on the Shore

McCarthy, M 2000, Iron and Steamship Archaeology: Success and Failure of the SS Xantho, Kluwer Academic/Plenum, New York. McCarthy, M 2006, 'The Dutch on Australian shores: The Zuytdorp tragedy — unfinished business', ...

Author: Margo Neale

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9781876944889

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 211

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"Contacts between Indigenous Australians and outsiders - Macassans, Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, Americans and others - are known to have occurred for 400 years. This book explores these diverse, subtle, dynamic and volatile first encounters from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives. It also looks at the myriad elements of these cross-cultural exchanges, which resulted in profound outcomes for the First Australians. Strangers on the Shore: A Conference on Early Coastal Contacts with Australia was a landmark conference held at the National Museum of Australia on 30-31 March 2006"--Provided by publisher.