Africa: Bibliography

  • Lawrence E. Babits
  • Hans Van Tilburg
Part of the The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology book series (SSUA)


Subsaharan Africa is very little known in terms of maritime archaeology. Virtually all readily available published material on subsaharan African sites falls into three categories, European vessels, Arabic/Mediterranean vessels or discussions of African-built vessels as models for other areas. This is the result of the same forces which worked to obscure oriental maritime sites and a similar effort must be made to recover older, African-built vessels from south of the Sahara.


Indian Ocean Historical Perspective Western Indian Ocean African Site Maritime Archaeology 
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  1. Burman, K., 1968, Strange Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas. Struik: Cape Town.Google Scholar
  2. Harris, Lynn B., 1993, The Seaport, Table Bay — An Archaeological and Historical Perspective. Program in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology: East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.Google Scholar
  3. Marsden, P., 1976, The Meresteyn, wrecked in 1702, near Cape Town, South Africa. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 5(3): 201–219.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Martin, E. B. and C. P. Martin, 1978, Cargoes of the East: The Ports, Trade and Culture of the Arabian Seas and Western Indian Ocean. Elm Tree Books: London.Google Scholar
  5. Piercy, R. C. M., 1978, Mombasa Wreck Excavation. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 1(4): 301–319.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Rawe, J. and A. Crabtree, 1978, Shipwrecks of the Southern Cape. Atlantic Underwater Club: Cape Town.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence E. Babits
    • 1
  • Hans Van Tilburg
    • 2
  1. 1.East Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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