Additional resources relating to Week 1 of Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds
- Answering your questions on Week 1 (video from May 2015)
- Our first #FLShipwrecks Tweetchat (February 2016)
Explore further – extended reading
This page contains many links to articles and videos about maritime archaeology and recent research and discoveries. There is no expectation that you will read (or watch) all of the links that have been listed. These items are not essential to the course, but we are aware that many learners are keen to develop their knowledge in specific areas. We would recommend that you dip into this step when you have time.
What is Maritime Archaeology?
- What is Maritime Archaeology? Definition of Maritime Archaeology by the Maritime Archaeology Trust.
- What is Maritime Archaeology? Chuck Meide from the Lighthouse Archaeology Maritime Program discusses doing work underwater. (5:30)
- What is Maritime Archaeology? A definition by the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology.
- A-Z of Archaeology: ‘U – Underwater Archaeology’ A simple explanatory video. (7:41)
- An introduction to Marine Archaeology by Colin Martin, BBC.
- We don’t do dinosaurs. Song about what archaeology is and isn’t.
Miscellaneous resources that may be of interest to you.
- Stages in the human conquest of the deep sea Timeline by UK Divers about deep sea exploration and technical innovation.
- 7 great innovators in archaeology List by National Geographic. Who do you think should be included in this list?
- TrowelBlazers: Women in archaeology, geology and palaeontology. TrowelBlazers is a celebration of women archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists who have been doing awesome work for far longer, and in far greater numbers, than most people realise.
- 12 things you didn’t know about shipwrecks. A gizmondo list of unusual facts.
- Underwater archaeology: Digging gold cufflinks from the watery depths. Narrated powerpoint on underwater archaeology by Colin Martin.
The Birth of Underwater Archaeology, 1960-1962.
This three-part film shows the pioneers of nautical archaeology as they develop methods of excavating ancient shipwrecks on the seabed. Among them are George Bass, Claude Duthuit, Fredereick van Doorninck, Susan Womer Katzev, Ann Bass and David Owen, who later founded the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA), which now excavates around the world.
- Nautical Archaeology Beginnings: 1960-1962. Part 1. (10:15)
- Nautical Archaeology Beginnings: 1960-1962. Part 2. (10:20)
- Nautical Archaeology Beginnings: 1960-1962. Part 3. (9:48)
More videos that you may be able to watch.
- FutureLearners in the UK may be able to watch clips from the BBC programme Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History.
- Another television programme available in the UK is Deep Wreck Mysteries.
- There are also many underwater archaeology videos on Youtube that you could watch.
Explore further – extended reading [Advanced]
The articles in this section are at a more advanced level than the previous step. As before, there is no expectation that you will read or watch all of the items.
- Time capsules? Maritime Archaeology of the Baltic Sea and new perspectives on history. Lecture by Jon Adams recorded by California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. The low salinity of the Baltic inhibits those organisms that live on and degrade organic materials, particularly wood. This means that wooden shipwrecks survive in far better states of preservation than in other seas. This lecture reviews the history of northern Europe through three thousand years of shipwrecks, bog finds and rock art and suggests that major episodes of innovation and change in shipbuilding manifest similarly profound changes in society.
- Archaeometry and Shipwrecks. This review of ‘From mine to microscope’ by Mike Tite covers the history of archaeometry in the first half of the 20th century.
Some of the articles that we recommend are on Academia.edu, a platform for academics to share research papers. Anyone can create a free account to access the papers.
Who’s on Academia.edu?
Various members of the Shipwrecks team can be found on Academia.edu:
- Amelia Astley
- Lucy Blue
- Peter Campbell
- Thomas Dhoop
- Justin Dix
- Helen Farr
- Danielle Newman
- Jesse Ransley
- Crystal Safadi
- Fraser Sturt
- Esther Unterweger
- Julian Whitewright
Articles on Academia.edu
- River archaeology – a new field of research by Attila Toth.
- The development of archaeology as a discipline and the evolving use of theory. 31 page article by Chuck Meide.
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