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dc.contributor.advisorVieira de Castro, Filipe
dc.creatorCreasman, Pearce
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-14T22:17:57Z
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-16T16:14:06Z
dc.date.available2012-02-14T22:17:57Z
dc.date.available2012-02-16T16:14:06Z
dc.date.created2010-12
dc.date.issued2012-02-14
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-12-8610
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is rooted in one general question: what can the wood from ships reveal about the people and cultures who built them? Shipwrecks are only the last chapter of a complex story, and while the last fifty years of nautical archaeology have managed to rewrite a number of these chapters, much of the information unrelated to a ship’s final voyage remains a mystery. However, portions of that mystery can be exposed by an examination of the timbers. An approach for the cultural investigation of ship timbers is presented and attempts are made to establish the most reliable information possible from the largely unheralded treasures of underwater excavations: timbers. By introducing the written record, iconographic record, and the social, economic, and political factors to the archaeological record a more complete analysis of the cultural implications of ship and boat timbers is possible. I test the effectiveness of the approach in three varied casestudies to demonstrate its limits and usefulness: ancient Egypt’s Middle Kingdom, the Mediterranean under Athenian influence, and Portugal and the Iberian Peninsula during the Discoveries. The results of these studies demonstrate how ship timbers can be studied in order to better understand the people who built the vessels.en
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dc.subjectship timberen
dc.subjectshipwrecken
dc.subjectwooden
dc.subjectboaten
dc.subjectnautical archaeologyen
dc.subjectunderwater archaeologyen
dc.subjectcultural interpretationen
dc.subjectmaterial cultureen
dc.subjectancient Egypten
dc.subjectMiddle Kingdomen
dc.subjectClassical perioden
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.subjectMediterraneanen
dc.subjectPortugalen
dc.subjectAge of Discovery.en
dc.titleExtracting Cultural Information from Ship Timberen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBurton, Diana
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCarlson, Deborah
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEckert, Suzanne
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMark, Samuel
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