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Landscapes of Crisis and Long-Term Response

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

Abstract

This chapter examines the archaeological evidence and landscape features associated with rescue, exploitation and commemoration of shipping mishaps. This includes an examination of the evidence for the operation of the lifeboat service, the treatment of shipwreck survivors and fatalities, as well as the archaeological legacy of wreck salvage, looting and beachcombing. Ship stranding and removal is also considered as an archaeological phenomenon.

Keywords

Archaeology Shipwreck survivors Lifeboat service Oral history Looting Beachcombing Shipwreck Stranding 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia

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