Dr. Richard Gould (Bermuda Shipwreck project) has just published "Archaeology and the Social History of Ships" (Cambridge University Press). This book reviews the current state of the art in maritime archaeology and address many of the questions most often asked about shipwrecks by scholars, sport divers, historic preservationists, and the general public. It includes chapters on what happens to ships when they sink, why they sink where they do, the evolution of ship technology, the history of maritime explorers, and the connection between ships and their cultural origins. It is the result of Gould's many years of research with Earthwatch volunteers in and around Bermuda, as well as his more general research around the world, and promises to be comprehensive and authoritative. Information on Archaeology and the Social History of Ships is available from Cambridge University Press and from any of the online bookstores.
Archaeology and the Social History of Ships. By Dr. Richard Gould.