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By David Gibson, Michael McKinley

As featured within the 6-part CNN sequence "Finding Jesus"

FINDING JESUS explores six significant artifacts, together with the Shroud of Turin, the real move, and John the Baptist, that provide us the main direct facts concerning the lifestyles and global of Jesus. The ebook and attendant CNN sequence offer a dramatic approach to retell "the maximum tale ever told" whereas introducing a large viewers to the historical past, the newest controversies, and most recent forensic technological know-how serious about checking out proof from the fiction of would-be forgers and deceivers. The e-book and the convey draw on specialists from around the world. past the devoted, the booklet also will entice the skeptical and to curious readers of heritage and archaeology, whereas it takes audience of the primetime television sequence deeper into the tale.

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One example of this approach is Colin Martin’s (1972) analysis ´ sunk of the guns of the Spanish Armada transport El Gran Grifon, in 1588. 12 on Thu Oct 11 10:35:12 BST 2012. 003 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 Underwater Archaeology: The State of the Art r 29 notice to lead the Armada following the death of the admiral who had originally been chosen to lead the assault, and some have blamed him for the Armada’s defeat. Martin’s analysis showed, however, that the ´ types and disposition of guns aboard the wreck of El Gran Grifon were consistent with the defensive requirements of an armed transport as opposed to a first-class fighting ship.

In 1965 a more ambitious attempt by professional salvors to raise the ship by using four cranes in combination with two pontoons and seven cables up to 3 in. thick resulted in severe damage to the ship’s structure. The shipwreck was finally cut into three sections that were raised separately. Although much has been learned from the Cairo since it was excavated (McGrath, 1981), valuable information has been lost and can never be recovered because of the uncontrolled removal of portable artifacts and massive structural damage.

2 Top, above-water, and bottom, below-water views of the ram-bow on the wreck of HMS Vixen, Bermuda. 12 on Thu Oct 11 10:35:06 BST 2012. 002 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2012 Interpreting the Underwater Archaeological Record r 23 Materialism and Archaeological Interpretation Archaeologists depend primarily for their inferences about past human behavior on material associations in the archaeological record. The materialist Marxist assumption that human behavior and history are structured primarily by the relations of production – that is, technological and economic factors involved in the development of human institutions – coincides nicely with the remains found in the archaeological record.

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