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Out of the Blue : Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Resources - John H. Jameson

Out of the Blue

Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Resources

By: John H. Jameson (Editor), Della A. Scott-Ireton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd April 2007
ISBN: 9780387478616
Number Of Pages: 248

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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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"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)

Introduction: Imparting Values / Making Connectionsp. 1
Not All Wet: Public Presentation, Stewardship, and Interpretation of Terrestrial vs. Underwater Sitesp. 7
The Value of Public Education and Interpretation in Submerged Cultural Resource Managementp. 19
Look Outwards, Reach Inwards, Pass It On: The Three Tenures of Underwater Cultural Heritage Interpretationp. 33
Florida's Maritime Heritage Trailp. 52
A Maritime Heritage Trail and Shipwreck Preserves for the Cayman Islandsp. 64
Creating a Shipwreck Trail: Documenting the 1733 Spanish Plate Fleet Wrecksp. 85
Refocusing on Georgia's Rivers: The Role of Maritime Historical Archaeology in Waterfront Revitalizationp. 95
Lake George, New York: Making Shipwrecks Speakp. 112
Diver Awareness Program - QAR Dive Downp. 127
Not Just Another Piece of a Boat: Massachusetts' Shoreline Heritage Identification Partnerships Strategy (SHIPS)p. 145
Wrecked, Abandoned, and Forgotten?: Public Interpretation of Beached Shipwrecks in the Great Lakesp. 158
Outreach Beyond the Beach: Management of Historic Shipwrecks on the Outer Continental Shelfp. 171
Unseen Battlefields: The Japanese Midget Sub at Pearl Harborp. 182
The View from the Hunley Recovery Teamp. 196
People Power this Submarine: H.L. Hunley within the Context of Public Archaeologyp. 204
Entering the Virtual World of Underwater Archaeologyp. 223
Author Indexp. 240
Subject Indexp. 244
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ISBN: 9780387478616
ISBN-10: 0387478612
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 2nd April 2007
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 16.89  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.6

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