Iron and Steamship Archaeology
Success and Failure on the SS Xantho
|Series title:||The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Apr 2013|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $169.00|
| Book Description: |
In the early 1980s the author was asked to investigate the newly discovered wreck of the Xantho, an iron screw steamship active off the Australian coast during the period 1848 to 1872, and to develop a strategy to stop the looting that was occurring at the site. This relatively straightforward assignment turned into a long-term research program for applying maritime archaeology to the conservation of iron-hulled wrecks.