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dc.contributor.advisorFilipe Monteiro Vieira de Castro, Luis
dc.contributor.advisorCrisman, Kevin
dc.creatorTorres, Rodrigo de Oliveira
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-21T17:02:06Z
dc.date.available2015-09-21T17:02:06Z
dc.date.created2015-05
dc.date.issued2015-04-27
dc.date.submittedMay 2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155160
dc.description.abstractThe Rio Grande do Sul coast, in southern Brazil, is an extensive and scarcely populated sandy shore, nearly 620km long, home of stranded ships representing various periods of navigation in the southwestern Atlantic. Investigations suggest a greater occurrence of maritime accidents in the last 200 years, especially in the 19th century, due to the losses of merchant sailing and steam vessels engaged in newly opened trading routes between Europe, North America, Southern Brazil, and River Plate provinces. The shipwrecks are found partially buried in the sand, in the surf, near the waterline or near the dunes. The beaches in these areas experience both cyclical (seasonal) and non-cyclical (meteorological) events of natural flooding, burial and exposure, with significant implications for the preservation of the materials studied, as well as for the distribution of artifacts and the interpretation of archaeological data. This dissertation presents our current knowledge regarding stranded shipwrecks in southern Brazil, and discusses its potential contributions to nautical archaeology and shipwreck site formation processes.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectArchaeology
dc.subjectShipwrecks
dc.subjectSite Formation Processes
dc.subjectBrazil
dc.titleThe Archaeology of Shore Stranded Shipwrecks of Southern Brazil
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropology
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M University
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHamilton, Donny
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHouser, Chris
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dc.date.updated2015-09-21T17:02:06Z
local.etdauthor.orcid0000-0002-1339-2790


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