Ford Publishes Maritime Archaeology Reader

Posted on 12/2/2013 10:15:02 AM

Ben Ford and Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Flinders University, recently compiled a volume entitled Perspectives from Historical Archaeology and ACUA Proceedings on behalf of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

This volume includes 49 articles originally published in the journal Historical Archaeology and the annual Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology Proceedings, as well as a new introduction by Ford and van Duivenvoorde. The articles span the last quarter century and address topics including shipwrecks, terrestrial maritime sites, ethics, field techniques, and cultural heritage management.

Ford and van Duivenvoorde compiled the volume on behalf of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA), the largest scholarly organization concerned with historical and maritime archaeology.

The Perspectives volumes offer subject matter and regional selections of articles published in the SHA’s journal Historical Archaeology. Each volume is developed by a compiler who is an expert in the material and who selects the articles and their structure. The compiler also provides an introduction that presents an overview of the substantive work on that topic. Perspectives volumes offer non-archaeologists a convenient source for important publications on a subject or a region; an excellent resource for students interested in developing a specialization in a specific topic or area; affordable and comprehensive sources for course adoption; and a convenient reference for archaeologists with an interest in the subject matter.  

The Perspectives volumes are available in print or digitally from Lulu.

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