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Ships and Shipwrecks of the Americas: A History Based on Underwater Archaeology

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A survey of the maritime history of the New World. The book brings together the work of leading nautical archaeologists, each with first-hand diving experience. Twelve chapters tell the story of watercraft in the Americas, accompanied by photographs, paintings, diagrams, charts and maps.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 31st 1996 by Thames & Hudson (first published 1988)
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George Fletcher Bass is recognized as the father of underwater archaeology.

Bass was the director of the first archaeological expedition to entirely excavate an ancient shipwreck: Cape Gelidonva (1960). Since directing his first excavation, he has excavated shipwrecks of the Bronze Age, Classical Age, and the Byzantine. Bass is professor emeritus at Texas A&M University, where he held the Georg
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