Underwater and Maritime Archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Margaret E Leshikar-Denton, Pilar Luna Erreguerena
Left Coast Press, Oct 15, 2008 - Social Science - 316 pages
The waters of Latin America and the Caribbean are rich with archaeological sites, including coastal settlements, defensive forts, freshwater sources, fishing-related activities, navigational aids, anchorages, harbours, ports, shipbuilding sites, shipwrecks and survivor camps. Tragically, treasure-hunting has had a deep impact on these maritime cultural resources, especially on shipwrecks. In the last 20 years, archaeologists have been fighting the battle against these treasure hunters in an attempt to preserve these resources as a source of cultural heritage, rather than allow them to be viewed solely as a means for financial reward. Case studies written primarily by Latin American and Caribbean archaeologists demonstrate exciting and cutting edge research, conservation, site preservation, and interpretation. As a result, this groundbreaking book documents the emerging research interests of maritime archaeologists in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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1 The Foundations of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology in Latin America and the Caribbean Margaret E LeshikarDenton and Pilar Luna Erreg...
2 The Submerged Cultural Heritage in Mexico Pilar Luna Erreguerena
Her Story and Her Shipwreck Patricia Meehan H and Flor Trejo Rivera
4 Nautical Charts and Measurement Systems of the 17th Century Carmen Rojas Sandoval
10 The Role of Benthic Communities and Environmental Agents in the Formation of Underwater Archaeological Sites Ricardo Bastida Mónica Gross...
11 Navigation in the Río de La Plata Antonio Lezama
12 Bermudas Shipwreck Heritage Edward Cecil Harris
Linking the Past to the Present Nigel Sadler
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Margaret E LeshikarDenton and Della A ScottIreton
Public Archaeology and the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage Dorrick E Gray
Archaeological Past Present and Future Donny L Hamilton
17 Preservation of Waterlogged Archaeological Glass Using Polymers C Wayne Smith

Human Behaviors in the Interpretation of a 16thCentury Wreck Vera Moya Sordo
6 An 18thCentury British Shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico Roberto Enrique Galindo Domínguez
7 Evidence of Early Inhabitants in Submerged Caves in Yucatan Mexico Arturo H González González Carmen Rojas Sandoval Eugenio Acevez Núñ...
8 Mayan Mortuary Deposits in the Cenotes of Yucatan and Quintana Roo Mexico Carmen Rojas Sandoval Arturo H González González Alejandro T...
9 Maritime Archaeology in Argentina at the Instituto Nacional de Antropología Dolores Elkin
18 Development of Maritime Archaeological Tourism Using the Wreck of the English SS Mediator in Curaçao Wil Nagelkerken Theo van der Giess...
19 The Historical Anchorage of Kralendijk Bonaire Netherlands Antilles Wil Nagelkerken and Raymond Hayes
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Margaret E. Leshikar-Denton serves with the Cayman Islands National Museum. Initiatives include research exhibitions, a shipwreck register, a maritime heritage trail, shipwreck preserves, and advocating legislation. She has worked in the Caribbean, Mexico, United States, Spain and Turkey. Chair of the SHA UNESCO Committee, and a research associate with Institute of Nautical Archaeology, she also serves on the ICOMOS-ICUCH and ACUA. Pilar Luna Erreguerena is head of the underwater archaeology area of the National Institute of Anthropology and History and is the pioneer of Mexican underwater archaeology. She has directed several projects in marine and continental waters. She is a member of the SHA UNESCO Committee, ICOMOS-ICUCH, ICOMOS México and ACUA. No BIO on File

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