© 2006

Maritime Archaeology

Australian Approaches

  • Mark Staniforth
  • Michael Nash

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Peter Veth
    Pages 13-26
  3. Mark Staniforth
    Pages 27-40
  4. Michael Nash
    Pages 55-67
  5. David Nutley
    Pages 83-96
  6. Bill Jeffery
    Pages 123-135
  7. Ross Anderson, Cassandra Philippou, Peter Harvey
    Pages 136-150
  8. Corioli Souter
    Pages 163-176
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 177-222

About this book


Maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage management have become well established over the past twenty years or so in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in Australia. During that period Australian researchers and underwater cultural heritage managers have conducted a significant number of important maritime archaeological investigations and have developed innovative approaches to the discipline.

Subject areas discussed in this book include shipwrecks and abandoned vessels, underwater site formation processes, maritime infrastructure and industries such as whaling, submerged aircraft and Australian Indigenous sites underwater. The application of National and State legislation and management regimes to these underwater cultural heritage sites is also highlighted, together with the important role of avocational divers and training programs in raising the profile of underwater and maritime heritage sites.

The book includes a comprehensive bibliography of work conducted both in Australia and by Australian maritime archaeologists in the Asia-Pacific region. This book will be of interest to students and practitioners of maritime and historical archaeology and cultural heritage managers throughout the world as example of good practice and innovative approaches to maritime archaeology.


Cover photographs courtesy of (front) Department of Maritime Archaeology, WA Maritime Museum; (back, above) Heritage Unit, Heritage Victoris; (back, below) Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.


Cultural Heritage Museum Underwater Archaeology artifact studies cultural heritage management heritage management historical archaeology maritime archaeological exhibitions maritime archaeology maritime infrastructure maritime museums nautical archaeology shipwrecks underwater cultural heritage sites

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Staniforth
    • 1
  • Michael Nash
    • 2
  1. 1.Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife ServiceHobartAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Maritime Archaeology
  • Book Subtitle Australian Approaches
  • Editors Mark Staniforth
    Michael Nash
  • Series Title The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-25882-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-76985-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-26108-9
  • Series ISSN 1566-7758
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 222
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Archaeology
    Cultural Heritage
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