This booklet offers the court cases of the foreign educational workshop on “Early Navigation within the Asia-Pacific area: A Maritime Archaeological point of view” held from June 21-23, 2013 at Harvard collage campus and arranged via Harvard-Yenching Institute. It comprises high quality papers targeting the historic shipwrecks investigated via underwater archaeologists from japanese Asian, together with southern China, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, and North the United States, together with California, Oregon and Washington within the US, in addition to Mexico. those investigations demonstrate the background of the early pan-Pacific navigation and maritime globalization from the sixteenth to the 18th century, masking the history and formation, proposal and perform, in addition to the consequences and impact of this early globalization and worldwide economic climate, emphasizing the maritime archaeological proof of Spanish exploration of transportation among East Asia and North the US. The publication offers a superb chance for maritime archaeologists from either side of the Pacific to proportion the most recent findings and new advancements in maritime archaeological exploration. It discusses 16-18th century nautical alternate and maritime cultural background and offers a finished evaluation of study paintings within the Asia-Pacific quarter.
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