The Archaeology of Vernacular Watercraft

  • Amanda M. Evans

Part of the When the Land Meets the Sea book series (ACUA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Amanda M. Evans, Sheli O. Smith
    Pages 1-7
  3. Roger C. Smith
    Pages 19-27
  4. Della A. Scott-Ireton, Christopher E. Horrell
    Pages 53-64
  5. Bradley A. Rodgers, Nathan Richards, Franklin H. Price, Brian Clayton, Andrew Pietruszka, Heather White
    Pages 129-156
  6. David C. Switzer
    Pages 157-164
  7. Bradley A. Rodgers
    Pages 205-230
  8. John W. Foster, Charles Beeker, Deborah Marx, Sheli O. Smith
    Pages 255-271
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 289-291

About this book


This volume presents multiple idiographic, archaeological studies of vernacular watercraft from North America and the Caribbean. Rather than attempt to synthesize all vernacular types, this volume focuses on ship construction data recovered through archaeological investigations that has been used to make inferences about culture. This collection of case studies, including many examples from cultural resource management and graduate student theses, presents a thematic exploration of cultural adaptation as expressed through ship construction.


Vernacular Watercraft Cultural ecology Environmental Adaptations The Caymanian Catboat The Bergantín Apalachicola River watercraft Analysis of the Larkin Boat Louisiana’s Vernacular Constructed Watercraft Watercraft of Castle Island Shallop of Hart’s Cove Biscayne Shallop flat-bottomed boat Vernacular Craft of the North American Great Lakes Batteau plat of New France Support System for Riverine Trade Mini Fleet of Emerald Bay Georgia Strait Handliner

Editors and affiliations

  • Amanda M. Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.Tesla Offshore, LLCPrairievilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3561-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3563-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-6783
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-6791
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