Coastal Research Library

Under the Sea: Archaeology and Palaeolandscapes of the Continental Shelf

Editors: Bailey, Geoffrey, Harff, Jan, Sakellariou, Dimitris (Eds.)

  • Presents a unique combination of marine sciences, archaeology and cultural heritage management of interest to a wide audience of researchers, students and professionals
  • Offers a wide range of themes covering methods, principles, case studies, legal and management issues, and collaboration with industry
  • Includes examples drawn widely from all coastal regions of Europe
  • Abundantly and well illustrated
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This book focuses on issues of method and interpretation in studies of submerged landscapes, concentrating on illustrations and case studies from around Europe with additional examples from other parts of the world. Such landscapes were once exposed as dry land during the low sea levels that prevailed during the glacial periods that occupied most of the past million years and provided extensive new territories for human exploitation. Their study today involves underwater investigation, using techniques and strategies which are clearly set out in these chapters. The underwater landscape provides a rich source of information about the archaeology of human settlement and long-term changes in environment, climate and sea-level. This book highlights how such information can be revealed and interpreted.
The examples presented here and the focus on techniques make this book of worldwide relevance. Chapters describe examples of underwater archaeological investigation as well as collaboration with offshore industries and legal, management and training issues relating to underwater cultural heritage. Such studies point to the significance of this drowned landscape, and readers are invited to consider its human impact in terms of past settlement and population dispersal through palaeolandscape reconstruction and interpretation in relation to broader themes in human prehistory.
This volume is based on work from COST Action SPLASHCOS, a four-year multi-disciplinary and multi-national research program supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and has something to benefit all those with an interest in the sea floor of the continental shelf and the archaeological and social impact of sea-level change, including archaeologists, marine scientists, geographers, cultural-heritage managers, commercial and governmental organisations, policy makers and interested members of the public.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Archaeology and Palaeolandscapes of the Continental Shelf: An Introduction

    Bailey, Geoffrey N. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Survey Strategies and Techniques in Underwater Geoarchaeological Research: An Overview with Emphasis on Prehistoric Sites

    Missiaen, Tine (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • Relative Sea Level Rise, Palaeotopography and Transgression Velocity on the Continental Shelf

    Chiocci, Francesco Latino (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Joint Explorations of the Sunken Past: Examples of Maritime Archaeological Collaboration Between Industry and Academia in the Baltic

    Holmlund, Joakim (et al.)

    Pages 53-63

  • The Late Mesolithic Site of Falden, Denmark: Results from Underwater Archaeological Fieldwork and a Strategy for Capacity-Building Based on the SPLASHCOS Mission

    Uldum, Otto (et al.)

    Pages 65-84

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eBook £96.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53160-1
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Hardcover £120.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53158-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Under the Sea: Archaeology and Palaeolandscapes of the Continental Shelf
Editors
  • Geoffrey Bailey
  • Jan Harff
  • Dimitris Sakellariou
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53160-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53160-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53158-8
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 436
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations, 168 illustrations in colour
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