Browsing by Subject "maritime archaeology"

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  • Walker Vadillo, Veronica (2019)
    This article is an overview of the work that has been conducted so far on river usage and nautical technology in the history of Angkor, and a discussion on how maritime approaches can contribute to the creation of new knowledge by opening new lines of research that can help us reconstruct a more nuanced view of Angkor’s fluvial history. Although Angkor’s connection to the river network was made in the early 20th century, the compartmentalized studies that have been carried out so far on the subject of Angkor’s relationship to its watery environment have resulted in interpretations that do not reflect the complexity of the subject. It will be argued here that archaeologists who do not integrate maritime approaches in studies of cultures like SPAFA Journal Vol 3 (2019) A historiography of Angkor’s river network Angkor, where waterways play an important role in their environment, are likely to miss important aspects of fluvial cultures. By applying concepts such as the Maritime Cultural Landscape, it will be possible to push beyond the boundaries of terrestrial approaches and discover how the environmental conditions of cultures like Angkor– with river networks as the main means of communication – resulted in the development of specific cognitive and functional traits that gave form to fluvial cultural landscapes. An example of such an approach is offered as a conclusion in an analysis of masonry bridges in Angkor’s transport network.
  • Aguilera López, A. Jorge; Chamorro Esteban, Alfredo (Museu Marítim de Barcelona, 2022)
  • Walker Vadillo, Veronica (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA), 2021)
    How did Southeast Asia transform from a hub of prehistoric coastal networks into a transregional interdependent port system by the early modern period? To answer this question, which is crucial to understanding the historical developments of polities along the Indo-Pacific region, this presentation proposes to examine the synergetic nature of shipping infrastructure in order to push current boundaries that place the focus on trade goods.