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Ships' GraveyardsAbandoned Watercraft and the Archaeological Site Formation Process$
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Nathan Richards

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032573

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032573.001.0001

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Archaeological Signatures of Use

Archaeological Signatures of Use

(p.118) 6 Archaeological Signatures of Use
Ships' Graveyards

Nathan Richards

University Press of Florida

This chapter discusses the archaeological signatures of use and modification that may have ramifications for the time of discard, position of abandonment, and condition of remains upon disposal. The signatures representing these functions and modifications tell readers a lot about the technologies that were often at their pinnacle at the time of a vessel's manufacture.

Keywords:   archaeological signatures, modification, technologies, manufacture, vessel, discard, abandonment, remains

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