New Faculty Book, Anthropological Archaeology Underwater, Now Available Free for Limited Time

The Department of Anthropology is very proud to announce that Professor Ashley Lemke’s new book, Anthropological Archaeology Underwater, is now available. You can purchase a physical copy or download a free copy for a limited time (until June 14th) here.

See the abstract and link below!

Anthropological Archaeology Underwater

Anthropological archaeology underwater is a new field. What type of research is this and how do anthropologists go about it? When most people hear the phrase ‘underwater archaeology’, they think of shipwrecks and dramatic images of lost ships at sea, but the underwater archaeological record is vast. In addition to historic vessels, water preserves some of the oldest landscapes on the planet. While archaeologists are interested in the past, those working underwater apply the latest technologies to provide fresh understandings about ancient human behaviour. Underwater environments provide preservation that is unmatched on land and therefore the data collected is novel – providing information about human lifeways and creating a picture of the past we would otherwise never see. This Element will explore the world of anthropological archaeology underwater, focusing on submerged sites, and review the techniques, data, and theoretical perspectives which are offering new insights into the human story.

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