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Seaman’s perspective in landscape archaeology. Landing sites on the maritime cultural landscape
2004 (English)In: Estonian Journal of Archaeology, ISSN 1406-2933, Vol. 8, no 2, 163-180 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines mankind's connection with the sea, shore and coastal areas – that is, with the maritime cultural landscape. It is suggested that archaeologists dealing with maritime landscapes should get inspiration from the seaman's perspective in studying the impact of maritime elements within the culture under investigation. The features of navigation, piloting and safe landfall can be revealed only by approaching the landscape from the sea; the role of the water vessels is impossible to avoid. The question of the seasonal distinctions in landscape studies is also raised. Different places form landing, being the most popular and investigated antiquities in the maritime environment, are seldom defined in landscape archaeological research, and terms denoting different types of sites are often used as synonyms. Based on the inevitable dependence of landing sites upon watercrafts, these places are analysed in time and space.

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2004. Vol. 8, no 2, 163-180 p.
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-143259OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-143259DiVA: diva2:389888
Available from: 2011-01-20 Created: 2011-01-20 Last updated: 2011-01-20

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