Out of the Blue

Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Resources

  • John H. JamesonJr.
  • Della A. Scott-Ireton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Roger C. Smith
    Pages 52-63
  3. Margaret E. Leshikar-Denton, Della A. Scott-Ireton
    Pages 64-84
  4. Joseph W. Zarzynski
    Pages 112-126
  5. Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing, Lauren S. Hermley
    Pages 127-144
  6. David A. Ball, Jack B. Irion, Christopher E. Horrell
    Pages 171-181
  7. Hans Konrad Van Tilburg
    Pages 182-195
  8. David L. Conlin
    Pages 196-203
  9. Gordon P. Watts, T. Kurt Knoerl
    Pages 223-239
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 240-248

About this book


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.


Conservation Cultural Heritage Management Heritage Protection National Park Underwater Archaeology heritage management individual shipwrecks

Editors and affiliations

  • John H. JamesonJr.
    • 1
  • Della A. Scott-Ireton
    • 2
  1. 1.National Park ServiceTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Florida Public Archaeology NetworkPensacolaUSA

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