Ben Ford, Anthropology, recently published a chapter on Maritime Archaeology in The Routledge Handbook of Global Archaeology.

Ford's chapter argues that maritime archaeology is a means to form a globally connected archaeology that links historical themes across time and space. Due to the global movement of peoples and cultures beginning in the fifteenth century with European colonization and expansion, shipwrecks and coastal archaeology sites provide a means to investigate the processes and interactions that formed the modern world.

The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology is a multi-authored compendium of articles on specific topics of interest to today's historical archaeologists, offering perspectives on the current state of research and collectively outlining future directions for the field. Ford's chapter is the sole contribution focusing on submerged cultural heritage.

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