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By J. R. Adams

ISBN-10: 1842172972

ISBN-13: 9781842172971

In the final fifty years the research of maritime archaeological websites within the sea, within the coastal region and of their interconnecting locales, has emerged as certainly one of archaeology's such a lot dynamic and speedy constructing fields. now not a distinct segment curiosity, maritime archaeology is acknowledged as having principal relevance within the built-in examine of the human previous. inside of maritime archaeology the research of watercraft has been understandably widespread and but their strength is way from exhausted. during this e-book Jon Adams evaluates key episodes of technical swap within the ways in which ships have been conceived, designed, equipped, used and disposed of. As technological puzzles they've got lengthy confounded clarification but if seen within the context of the societies within which they have been created, mysteries start to dissolve. Shipbuilding is social perform and as essentially the most advanced artefacts made, adjustments of their know-how offer a lens in which to view the ideologies, suggestions and organization of social swap. Adams argues that the harnessing of shipbuilding was once one of many ways that medieval society turned glossy and, whereas the first case reports are historic, he additionally demonstrates that the relationships among ships and society have key implications for our figuring out of prehistory during which seafaring and conversation had equally profound results at the tide of human affairs.

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