Out of the Blue

Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Resources

Editors: Jameson, John H., Scott-Ireton, Della A. (Eds.)

  • Many archaeologists – both academic and professional – work with sites that are open or in view of the public
  • While there are several books in the field of preservation and heritage protection for terrestrial archaeology, there are very few resources for archaeologists working with maritime and submerged cultural heritage
  • This book is a collection of ideas, research and scholarship associated with maritime education and interpretation
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About this book

The spectacle of archaeology stirs the public interest like few other topics. Sowing the "detective story", finding the missing pieces of the puzzle, understanding an instilled sense of identity, making connections to the material culture, following the global discourse on heritage protection and conservation (i.e. the Elgin Marbles) – are all part of the nexus of cultural values that define the meaning of archaeology to individuals and to the public at large.

Along with the debates archaeological sites are also often in view of the public – on land, as well as, underwater. Maritime cultural resources encompass sites that, because of their (often) proximity to urban or traveled areas (harbors, rivers, ports) are easily damaged but not easily visible. This leads to special challenges to site management regarding conservation, protection, and enforcement of legal mandates for public education outreach and interpretation.

The editors have brought together state of the art ideas, research and scholarship associated with maritime public education and interpretation. With few publications currently available that feature the public interpretation of maritime and submerged cultural resources, this edited volume will add to a limited body of knowledge in a field that is steadily growing.

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From the reviews:

"This volume is … testimony to a much larger set of challenges that have come to define heritage conservation and museum practice today. … the book appears to be largely aimed at politicians and policy makers, and perhaps also the larger archaeological community, those who are not entirely aware of the maritime aspect of their discipline. … the larger issues behind the book do have significant ramifications for all those with an interest – intellectual, educational, political and financial – in heritage conservation of any kind, anywhere." (Garth Wilson, International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. XX (1), June, 2008)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Value of Public Education and Interpretation in Submerged Cultural Resource Management

    Della A. Scott-Ireton

    Pages 19-32

  • Creating a Shipwreck Trail: Documenting the 1733 Spanish Plate Fleet Wrecks

    Jennifer F. McKinnon

    Pages 85-94

  • Wrecked, Abandoned, and Forgotten?: Public Interpretation of Beached Shipwrecks in the Great Lakes

    John R. Halsey

    Pages 158-170

  • People Power this Submarine: H.L. Hunley within the Context of Public Archaeology

    James W. Hunter III

    Pages 204-222

  • Entering the Virtual World of Underwater Archaeology

    Gordon P. Watts, T. Kurt Knoerl

    Pages 223-239

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-47862-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-47861-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4300-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Out of the Blue
Book Subtitle
Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Resources
Editors
  • John H. Jameson
  • Della A. Scott-Ireton
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-47862-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-47862-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-47861-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4300-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
75 b/w illustrations
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