Maritime Archaeology: the Case in Estonia.
2008 (English)In: Collaboration, Communication and Involvement: Maritime Archaeology and Education in the 21st Century. / [ed] Andrzej Pydyn & Joe Flatman, Toruń : Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika , 2008, 157-170 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
During the late 1990s, when deciding my specialisation within archaeology and discussing it with the university based archaeologists, I heard the declaration that maritime archaeology has no perspective. The irrationality of this statement coming from the university that avers its rationality became the motivating force for me to find out why professional archaeology negated the possibilities of maritime archaeology. In the following, I will discuss the development of Estonian maritime archaeology. I present and analyse the possible set of reasons why the suitability of underwater archaeological methods has been and is continuously questioned by professional archaeology in Estonia. At the same time, the need and importance of the support from academic archaeologists for the development of the subject is touched upon.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Toruń : Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika , 2008. 157-170 p.
Research subject Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-143250ISBN: 9788323122227ISBN: 8323122229OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-143250DiVA: diva2:389867