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marine archaeology

the branch of archaeology that deals with the recovery of ancient objects found beneath the sea, as shipwrecks or remains from submerged islands, and with the techniques of underwater exploration, excavation, and retrieval.
Also called nautical archaeology, underwater archaeology. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Recreational divers, as distinguished from commercial treasure-hunters, have made great contributions to marine archaeology.
  • marine archaeology allows us to unravel the mysteries and riddles of shipwrecks and clarify our history.
  • Introduction to archaeology covers a broad range of topics from mounds and monuments to marine archaeology.

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