Constructing America from the sea: Maritime archaeology research, international cooperation and best practices in the underwater cultural heritage of Latin America

Arturo Rey da Silva*, Jorge M. Herrera Tovar

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Abstract / Description of output

This article introduces this special issue of the Journal of Maritime Archaeology by giving a brief introduction to the current situation of the practice of maritime archaeology in Latin America, as well as reviewing the main challenges that the discipline faces here. An assessment of existing regional cooperation, the presence of maritime archaeology within the international community and its importance to develop new theoretical and methodological perspectives that advance access to knowledge is made. Finally, the article focuses on some of the current work carried out in Latin America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-162
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Maritime Archaeology
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2017

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • capacity building
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • maritime archaeology
  • underwater cultural heritage
  • UNESCO 2001 Convention

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