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Diving Into the Past, Archaeology Under Water
Diving Into the Past Archaeology Under Water Author:Hanns-Wolf Rackl After "the bends", a mysterious seizure found in divers, was conquered, and frogman equipment was developed by marine pioneers, underwater archaeology slowly became a science. The treasures it is bringing up from the deep include valuable cargoes, great works of art, and, most important, knowledge of ancient peoples and their cultures. — "Diving ... more »Into the Past" is a lively and scrupulosly researched account of a recent science, from early finds by sponge divers and fishermen to the discoveries of modern expeditions.** The author, who often writes from firsthand experience, also covers technical advances, new salvaging equipment, and the future of underwater archaeology.
**Book originally published in Germany in 1964.« less