Iron and Steamship Archaeology Success and Failure on the SS Xantho

In the early 1980s the author was asked to investigate the newly discovered wreck of the Xantho, an iron screw steamship active off the Australian coast during the period 1848 to 1872, and to develop a strategy to stop the looting that was occurring at the site. This relatively straightforward assig...

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Main Author: McCarthy, Michael
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boston, MA Springer US 2002, 2002
Series:The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In the early 1980s the author was asked to investigate the newly discovered wreck of the Xantho, an iron screw steamship active off the Australian coast during the period 1848 to 1872, and to develop a strategy to stop the looting that was occurring at the site. This relatively straightforward assignment turned into a long-term research program for applying maritime archaeology to the conservation of iron-hulled wrecks
Physical Description:XIV, 234 p online resource
ISBN:9780306471902