Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelf

A Global Review

Editors: Evans, Amanda M., Flatman, Joe, Flemming, Nicholas (Eds.)

  • Applies new archaeological techniques to study climate change during the last Ice Age and previous Ice Ages
  • Presents theoretical framework for understanding climate change
  • Discusses climate change effect on societies
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About this book

The chapters in this edited volume present multi-disciplinary case studies of prehistoric archaeological sites located on now-submerged portions of the continental shelf. Each chapter represents an extension of the known prehistoric record beyond the modern shoreline. Case studies represent central themes of landscape change, climate change and societal development, using new technologies for mapping, monitoring and managing these sites.

About the authors

Amanda M. Evans is the Senior Marine Archaeologist for Tesla Offshore LLC. She is an elected officer and serves on the Board of Directors for the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology and is on the Board of Directors for the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Amanda received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.

Joseph C. Flatman is Head of Central Casework and Programmes at English Heritage, and Honorary Senior Lecturer with the University College London Institute of Archaeology. He is formerly the County Archaeologist of Surrey. He is a Fellow of the Society for Antiquaries of London, a Trustee of the Council for British Archaeology, and a Member of the Institute for Archaeologists. Joe received his Ph.D. from the University of Southampton.

Nicholas C. Flemming is Visiting Fellow with the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. He received his PhD at Cambridge University. He is a founder member and Life Member of the Society for Underwater Technology. He was Director of the European Global Ocean Observing System. He has organized research projects on submerged prehistoric sites in the Mediterranean, Red Sea and Arafura Sea and has published widely on the role of the exposed glacial-maximum continental shelf in global prehistory research.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“With the combination of a ‘call to arms’ for the future of this exciting research by Flemming, a review of the state of the science by Flatman and Evans, and a concluding summary by Bailey, this volume provides a good overview of the discipline. … provides a timely reminder about the potential importance of archaeology on the continental shelf and makes a significant contribution to the field and I would thoroughly recommend it to the reader … .” (R. Helen Farr, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Vol. 44 (1), 2015)

“At last, a book about inundated prehistoric sites with depth. … It should be required reading for archaeologists, with its fascinating glimpse of a new world of data. … Surely it is time to absorb submerged archaeology into our discipline. Well illustrated and easy to read: put on your Christmas list!” (Caroline Wickham-Jones, British Archaeology, September-October, 2014)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelf: The State of the Science in 2013

    Flatman, Joseph C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Submerged Archaeological Landscapes and the Recording of Precontact History: Examples from Atlantic Canada

    Lacroix, Dominic (et al.)

    Pages 13-35

  • Remote Sensing, Target Identification and Testing for Submerged Prehistoric Sites in Florida: Process and Protocol in Underwater CRM Projects

    Faught, Michael K.

    Pages 37-52

  • Prehistoric Site Discovery on the Outer Continental Shelf, Gulf of Mexico, United States of America

    Pearson, Charles E. (et al.)

    Pages 53-72

  • New Evidence for a Possible Paleolithic Occupation of the Eastern North American Continental Shelf at the Last Glacial Maximum

    Stanford, Dennis (et al.)

    Pages 73-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelf
Book Subtitle
A Global Review
Editors
  • Amanda M. Evans
  • Joe Flatman
  • Nicholas Flemming
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9635-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9635-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9634-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4185-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 307
Number of Illustrations and Tables
65 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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