The Archaeology of Maritime Landscapes by Ben Ford (auth.), Ben Ford (eds.)

By Ben Ford (auth.), Ben Ford (eds.)

Maritime cultural landscapes are collections of submerged archaeological websites, or combos of terrestrial and submerged websites that mirror the connection among people and the water. those landscapes can differ size-wise from a unmarried seashore to a whole sea coast and will contain parts of terrestrial websites now inundated in addition to underwater websites which are now desiccated.

However, what binds all of those websites jointly is the idea that every element of the panorama –cultural, political, environmental, technological, and actual – is interrelated and will no longer be understood irrespective of the others. during this maritime cultural panorama procedure, person websites are taken care of as positive factors in the higher panorama and the translation of unmarried websites upload to a bigger research of a zone or tradition. This technique presents actual and theoretical hyperlinks among terrestrial and underwater archaeology in addition to prehistoric and old archaeology; accordingly, delivering a framework for integrating such diversified themes as alternate, source procurement, habitation, commercial construction, and conflict right into a holistic learn of the earlier.

Landscape reports foster broader views and methods, extending the examine of maritime cultures past the coastline. regardless of this capability, the archaeological learn of maritime landscapes is a comparatively untried technique with many questions in regards to the equipment and views had to successfully examine those landscapes.

The chapters during this quantity, which come with contributions from the U.S., the uk, Norway, and Australia, tackle some of the theoretical and methodological questions surrounding maritime cultural landscapes. The authors include demonstrated students in addition to archaeologists firstly in their careers, delivering a fit stability of expertise and innovation. The chapters additionally show parity among strategy and idea, the place the various interpretations of tradition and area are given equivalent weight with the demanding situations of investigating either rainy and dry websites throughout huge parts.

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Guthrie, Nicholas Jew, Douglas J. Kennett, Madonna L. Moss, Leslie Reeder, Craig Skinner, Jack Watts, and Lauren Willis 2011 Paleoindian Seafaring, Maritime Technologies, and Coastal Foraging on California’s Channel Islands. Science 331:1181–1185. Fischer, A. (editor) 1995 Man and the Sea in the Mesolithic: Coastal Settlement Above and Below Present Sea Level. Vol. 53, Oxbow Monographs, Oxford, UK. Flemming, N. C. 2004 Submarine Prehistoric Archaeology of the North Sea, from English Heritage, York, UK.

Two such landforms are located in the extreme northern portion of the installation. During the Frontenac Phase of Glacial Lake Iroquois, which dates to approximately 9440–9060 bc (Rush et al. 2003), they would have appeared in the landscape as small, low islands. Due to the higher water levels of the glacial lake and waters draining from melting ice sheets, the Fort Drum region probably featured a swampy landscape for Northern New York’s early immigrants. Evidence for Paleoindian Occupation in the Eastern Lake Ontario Region Paleoindian occupation on Fort Drum and in the surrounding area has been well documented.

The third blade tool will be discussed later in the chapter. 2). The elevation of 600 ft (183 m) amsl places the area as a beach about 9350 bc (Rush et al. 2003). FDP 1025 produced a Barnes style fluted point (9050–7050 bc) of Fort Ann chert. During a recent visit, Smithsonian archaeologist Dennis Stanford identified three additional channel flakes in the artifact assemblage from this site. The flakes do not match the flutes on the known projectile point, indicating the possibility of the presence or manufacture of at least two additional fluted points on Fort Drum.

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