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The Sea Their GravesAn Archaeology of Death and Remembrance in Maritime Culture$
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David J. Stewart

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813037349

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813037349.001.0001

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The Sea Their Graves
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David J. Stewart

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813037349.003.0001

This chapter introduces sailoring as a distinct occupational culture. One of the problems of trying to study maritime culture from the past is the absence of written records. This study circumvents this problem by using material culture, specifically gravestones and memorials, to examine maritime culture. Gravestones and monuments represent an untapped resource that reveals much about maritime group beliefs and values. The history, potential, and limitations of memorials are discussed briefly.

Keywords:   death, folk group, gravestone studies, maritime cultural landscape, memorials, monuments, occupational culture, occupational fatalities, worldview

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