Journal of Maritime Archaeology

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 1–3 | Cite as


  • Jonathan AdamsEmail author

With the end of the first decade of the 21st century almost in sight the intellectual terrain of maritime archaeology continues to develop rapidly and in intriguing ways. Evident in the now frequent maritime-flavoured conference sessions is a rich harvest of interdisciplinary work undoubtedly associated with increased intermingling of those who might not have seen themselves as ‘maritime’ but who are being drawn inexorably towards the water or at least to the material left by those who lived (or live) by and on it. In this more integrated world, prehistory enjoys a growing presence, both things identified as priorities in this journal’s first issue and demonstrated in its output (though unusually not in this issue). For some the association of maritime archaeology with prehistory is unfamiliar or new and a few seem to be unaware that they have met at all, yet their association is a long one, rooted in investigations that far predate the arrival of maritime archaeology in its modern...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Maritime ArchaeologyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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