Maritime

Maritime archaeology is the specialised study of the physical impact of the marine environment on ancient societies – how fresh and salt water environments, from far inland to the most distant reaches of the oceans, influenced people from prehistory to the present day, and how this influence is reflected in surviving material culture. A sub-discipline of archaeology, it sometimes involves the application of specialised tools and techniques in the pursuit of ‘underwater archaeology’, the technical practice of exploring submerged archaeological sites. The marine zone has influenced nearly every culture in the history of the world, and maritime archaeology is thus central to the discipline of archaeology.

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