Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Description, Analysis and Explanation. 2. The Context of the Find. 3. A Wealth of Information. 4. Processes in Wrecksite Analysis. 5. Post-Depositional Processes. 6. The Archival and Material Record at Odds. 7. Excavation Processes. 8. Deconcretion: Excavation and Experiment. 9. Iron Wrecks as Archaeological Sites. 10. Appendix 1: Horsepower. 11. Appendix 2: Wages and Salaries in 1870. 12. Bibliography.
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`McCarthy has done an outstanding job detailing an excavation form first notification to the last conservation stages. This might serve well as a text in maritime archaeology theory, maritime history, or conversation courses. All collections.'
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