By James Delgado
Best archaeologist and consummate storyteller James Delgado takes readers on a rollicking deep-sea dive into his hugely strange life's paintings: finding and exploring the world's most renowned shipwrecks.
Colorful characters, close to misses, and the fun of status — or floating — in history's footprints make for a hugely enjoyable examine the attention-grabbing historical past and glittering bounty underneath the waves.
Included are debts of Pearl Harbor, the colossal, and Bikini Atoll, web site of the world's first nuclear checks.
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Extra resources for Adventures of a Sea Hunter: In Search of Famous Shipwrecks
Elsewhere, settlements were surrounded by an open Mediterranean forest or mosaic of woodland and garrigue that rapidly gave way to permanent ﬁelds and pastures. The rich soils and high water tables of the alluvial basins offered good opportunities for farming, but few resources of quality for the manufacturing of the daily used stone tools and implements. Good sources were often far and widely spaced, and travel to and from the different regions was an arduous task. Generally speaking, Greece offered rich resources, but most of them, whether good agricultural soils, rich pastures, timber wood, marine resources or high quality stones, were concentrated in well-deﬁned and often isolated regions.
Before cultivating the land, however, the natural forest had to be cleared. Few settlements are found in the regions of highest rainfall, where the forest was densest. Elsewhere, settlements were surrounded by an open Mediterranean forest or mosaic of woodland and garrigue that rapidly gave way to permanent ﬁelds and pastures. The rich soils and high water tables of the alluvial basins offered good opportunities for farming, but few resources of quality for the manufacturing of the daily used stone tools and implements.
There are some backed bladelets, trapezes and transverse arrowheads, but triangles or segments are absent and most trapezes have sinuous truncations, instead of concave or straight ones. Yet, the vast majority of the microliths are not typical geometrics but small pieces of various shapes, with multiple backs and/or truncations, often without any cutting edge. The combination of truncations and backed edge occasionally produces various unusual geometric shapes, such as rectangles or squares, but many pieces have asymmetrical, sinuous, unclassiﬁable shapes.
Adventures of a Sea Hunter: In Search of Famous Shipwrecks by James Delgado