The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology covers all aspects of nautical archaeological research. The journal's themes are seas, ships, cargos, and the sailors of the past-subjects that have excited interest throughout history. The journal keeps readers abreast of the latest explorations, discoveries, and technical innovations in the field. Studies about ancient ships, harbours, and cargoes, whether from excavations or documentary sources, will be of interest to the naval architect, historian, and archaeologist. Information on the well-preserved artifacts discovered through techniques of underwater archaeology is especially valuable since these materials are seldom, if ever, found in excavations on land.