Article ID: CBB159778608

Forschen in einer extremen Umwelt (2021)


In 1958, one of the first projects to carry out a systematic archaeological campaign underwater began off the coast of Asia Minor. At Cape Gelidonya, the wreck of a Bronze Age ship was investigated. To understand the concrete problems and working methods of underwater archaeology, it is important to account not only for the tangible objects of research and the technical aids used, but also the natural features and the political framework in which actors operated. Situated in the years between the end of the colonial era and the Cold War, this article traces the biographical paths that brought together central actors at the site of the discovery. This perspective is necessary for understanding why divers who were not established archaeologists initiated and carried out the campaign. The article also analyzes the research of the campaign carried out 1960 and explores some of the difficulties and solutions encountered in working underwater. The article is a contribution to the still unwritten history of underwater archaeology.

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Authors & Contributors
Carruthers, William
Joffe, Alexander H.
Hallote, Rachel S.
Browman, David L.
Fox, Renée C.
Swazey, Judith P.
Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
Israel Studies
Journal of the History of Collections
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Public Understanding of Science
Oxford University Press
Chinese University Press
University of Florida
Cornell University Press
Cambridge University Press
Science and politics
Discipline formation
Science and society
Science and culture
Freud, Sigmund
Gann, Thomas William Francis
Carbonell, Eudald
Marchi, Francesco de
Guglielmo de Lorena
Herrmann, Joachim
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
21st century
16th century
United States
Anatolia (Turkey)
East Germany
Fitzwilliam Museum

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