Roger C. Smith, Editor: Submerged History: Underwater Archaeology in Florida

Pineapple Press, Sarasota, 2018, 256 pp
  • Christopher E. HorrellEmail author
Book Review

Roger Smith’s edited book Submerged History: Underwater Archaeology in Floridaexplores the volume of underwater archaeological research and work conducted within that state over the last 30 years. The book does not focus on a specific topic like shipwrecks; rather its focus is the multitude of cultural resources that are located throughout the state. Florida is home to a variety of aquatic environs including 11,000 miles of rivers, streams, and canals as well as springs and sinkholes, and over 8500 miles of coastline. This book is laid out to provide the reader a broad understanding of the history of Florida’s submerged archaeological record. Its voice and tenor are engaging bringing both the casual reader and professional archaeologist along a 10,000 year journey of human occupation and maritime history. This well written, softcover book is prolifically illustrated with both color and black and white images. There is a limited amount of scientific jargon making it easy for the...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Meadows Center for Water and the EnvironmentTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA

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