Crucial Factors for the Recovery and Conservation of an Archaeological Ship

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Melissa M. Ashmore (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Lynn Harris

Abstract: What factors determine the successful recovery and concentration of a full archaeological ship? While an article by G.D. van der Heide provides guidelines for recovery he offers no analysis to explain why his issues are valid. Using ten case studies from diverse time periods and geographic locations around the world this thesis explores van der Heide's issues to determine their significance. The case studies showed that while van der Heide's issues are valid there is no guarantee of a successful project even if they are addressed. There are other issues that are more influential to the outcome of a project namely the parties responsible for the project and acquiring funding early on. Addressing these two issues increases the chances of having a successful outcome. 

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Date: 2012
Archaeology, History of science, Maritime archaeology, ship recovery, site management
Wooden boats
Antiquities--Collection and preservation
Underwater archaeology
Cogs (Sailing ships)--Germany--Bremen
La Belle (Frigate)
Philadelphia (Gunboat)
Cairo (Gunboat)
H.L. Hunley (Submarine)
Neuse (Ship)
Mary Rose (Ship)
Vasa (Warship)
Hjortspring Site (Denmark)--Antiquities
Skuldelev (Denmark)--Antiquities
Bremen (Germany)--Antiquities

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