The Life and Times of a Merchant Sailor

The Archaeology and History of the Norwegian Ship Catharine

  • Jason M. Burns

Part of the The Plenum Series in Underwater Archaeology book series (SSUA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


Historical archaeologists are in a unique position to analyze both historical documents and archaeological data in order to generate hypotheses and draw conclusions. In this work, the data not only provided the history of the ship "Catharine" but also the economic, social and political environments in which the ship was built and employed.

This work focuses not only on the shipwreck and the wrecking event, but on the history and archaeology of a single ship. With this expanded view, the research also delves into:
*International shipbuilding;
*The struggle for dominance in the ship trade in the 19th century.

This book will be of interest to underwater, historical and cultural archaeologists, social historians, cultural heritage managers and archaeologists working in the southeastern United States.


archaeological investigations archaeology artifacts cultural heritage

Authors and affiliations

  • Jason M. Burns
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  1. 1.Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime ProgramSt. AugustineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4966-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0209-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7758
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