Landscapes of Risk Prevention and Mitigation

  • Brad DuncanEmail author
  • Martin Gibbs
Part of the When the Land Meets the Sea book series (ACUA, volume 3)


This chapter presents the archaeological evidence of the sites and landscape elements associated with shipwreck prevention and mitigation, as a way of alerting archaeologists to how these diverse sites can be identified and considered as part of a shipping risk management system. This includes navigation structures such as lighthouses, beacons, buoys and signal stations, as well as channel creation and environmental management. The archaeological evidence for the pilot service as the most significant of the prevention services is considered. Non-physical elements of place and toponymy are also discussed, as is the methodology of data collection and the interplay between oral, historical and archaeological data sets.


Archaeology Shipwreck prevention Pilot service Oral history 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia

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