Shipwrecks and Archaeology, by P Throckmorton

Shipwrecks and Archaeology, The Unharvested Sea
by Peter Throckmorton

In this book the author gives an account of his research and dives in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Indian Ocean. He discusses the evolution of underwater archaeology as an emerging discipline and he recounts a number of case histories of wrecks he has systematically investigated from 18th century wrecks to WW2 supply ships. Marine archaeology, he states, is a race against time as many sites are being interfered with or destroyed by uninformed divers. He cites as an example a 1st century wreck discovered off Antikythera in 1900. It contained a cargo of marble statues. The enthusiastic divers who recovered the statues tossed many of the more corroded ones to the depths.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover. Worn/Fair condition. Dust jacket rubbed at edges and corners. Inside pages in good condition.

Black and white illustrations and photographs throughout.
1970, Victor Gollancz Ltd, London
270 pages, 146 mm x 217 mm (approx. 5.75 in x 8.5 in)


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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 4 cm