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2011, Wessex Archaeology, Wrecks at Sea

2011, Wessex Archaeology, Wrecks at Sea

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There is potential for the discovery of shipwrecks dating back to the Mesolithic (over 10,000 years ago), and for aircraft crash sites from the last century. These wrecks can provide fascinating insights into trade, communication, combat, technology, economics and many other aspects of life and society. However, their location on the seabed leaves them vulnerable to impact from development activities such as aggregate dredging. Since its inception in 2002, the Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF) has proactively addressed issues around seabed impact, and has provided funding for a vast range of projects designed to lessen the impact of aggregate dredging on shipwrecks and aircraft crash sites. This volume explores these exciting projects within the context of marine historic environment research over the last decade, and illustrates how the projects not only promote best practice for the aggregate industry but are also accessible and relevant to a much wider audience.


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