Maritime cultural landscapes are collections of submerged archaeological sites, or combinations of terrestrial and submerged sites that reflect the relationship between humans and the water.ÿ These landscapes can range in size from a single beach to an entire coastline and can include areas of terrestrial sites now inundated as well as underwater sites that are now desiccated.ÿ
However, what binds all of these sites together is the premise that each aspect of the landscape -cultural, political, environmental, technological, and physical - is interrelated and can not be understood without reference to the others. In this maritime cultural landscape approach, individual sites are treated as features within the larger landscape and the interpretation of single sites add to a larger analysis of a region or culture. This approach provides physical and theoretical links between terrestrial and underwater archaeology as well as prehistoric and historic archaeology; consequently, providing a framework for integrating such diverse topics as trade, resource procurement, habitation, industrial production, and warfare into a holistic study of the past.
Landscape studies foster broader perspectives and approaches, extending the study of maritime cultures beyond the shoreline. Despite this potential, the archaeological study of maritime landscapes is a relatively untried approach with many questions regarding the methods and perspectives needed to effectively analyze these landscapes.ÿ
Theÿchapters in this volume, which include contributions from the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Australia, address many of the theoretical and methodological questions surrounding maritime cultural landscapes. The authors comprise established scholars as well as archaeologists at the beginning of their careers, providing a healthy balance of experience and innovation. The chapters also demonstrate parity between method and theory, where the varying interpretations of culture and space are given equal weight with the challenges of investigating both wet and dry sites across large areas.
Preface: Putting the Wheels on Maritime Cultural Landscape Studies David J. Stewart Introduction Ben Ford Chapter 1 Searching for Santarosae: Surveying Submerged Landscapes for Evidence of Paleocoastal Habitation off California's Northern Channel Islands Jack Watts, Brian Fulfrost, and Jon Erlandson Chapter 2 Testing the Paleo-Maritime Hypothesis for Glacial Lake Iroquois Implications for Changing Views of Past Culture and Technology Margaret Schulz, Susan Winchell-Sweeney, and Laurie Rush Chapter 3 Lake Ontario Paleoshorelines and Submerged Prehistoric Site Potential in the Great Lakes Jessi Halligan Chapter 4 The Shoreline as a Bridge, Not a Boundary: Cognitive Maritime Landscapes of Lake Ontario Ben Ford Chapter 5 Rock, Paper, Shipwreck! The Maritime Cultural Landscape of Thunder Bay Wayne R. Lusardi Chapter 6 Ship to Shore: Inuit, Early Europeans, and Maritime Landscapes in the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence William W. Fitzhugh, Anja Herzog, Sophia Perdikaris, and Brenna McLeod Chapter 7 Temporal Changes in a Pre-Contact and Contact Period Cultural Landscape along the Southern Rhode Island Coast Christopher Jazwa Chapter 8 A Maritime Landscape of Old Navy Cove and Deadman's Island Krista Dana Jordan-Greene Chapter 9 Potential Contributions of a Maritime Cultural Landscape Approach to Submerged Prehistoric Resources, Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Amanda M. Evans and Matthew E. Keith Chapter 10 Modeling Maritime Culture; Galveston, Texas in the Historic Period Matthew E. Keith and Amanda M. Evans Chapter 11 The Hidden World of the Maritime Maya: Lost Landscapes along the North Coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico Jeffrey B. Glover, Dominique Rissolo, and Jennifer P. Mathews Chapter 12 Material Culture and Maritime Identity: Identifying Maritime Subcultures through Artifacts Heather E. Hatch Chapter 13 The "Richest River in the World": The Maritime Cultural Landscape of the Mouth of the Rio Chagres, Republica de Panama James P. Delgado, Frederick H. Hanselmann, and Dominique Rissolo Chapter 14 US Shipbuilding Activities at American River, South Australia: Finding Significance of 'Place' in the Maritime Cultural Landscape Claire P. Dappert Chapter 15 "What Do You Want to Catch?": Exploring the Maritime Cultural Landscapes of the Queenscliff Fishing Community Brad Duncan Chapter 16 The Binary Relationship of Sea and Land Christer Westerdahl Chapter 17 Places of Special Meaning: Westerdahl's Comet, 'Agency', and the Concept of the 'Maritime Cultural Landscape' Joe Flatman Conclusion: The Maritime Cultural Landscape Revisited Christer Westerdahl
Series: When the Land Meets the Sea
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 27th May 2011
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.26
Weight (kg): 0.7