"Death Stands Ready at the Door" : The Dangers of Maritime Life -- Values for a Dangerous World -- "The Natural Sepulchre of a Sailor" : Burial at Sea As Ritual Performance -- "Was Never Since Heard Of" : Remembering the Missing -- "Rocks and Storms I'll Fear No More" : The Anchor and the Cross -- Conclusions: A Living Tradition.
Based on a study of more than 2,100 gravestones and monuments in North America and the United Kingdom erected between the seventeenth and late twentieth centuries, David Stewart expands the use of nautical archaeology into terrestrial environments.
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