Overall, this volume contains a plethora of useful information on maritime adaptation in different regions, including southernmost South America, which remains relatively poorly known to international scholarly audiences. The collection is richly illustrated, and the lists of references in several languages provide a valuable resource for further in-depth study. The wide chronological coverage -- from the Upper Palaeolithic to the early modern period -- will also attract a range of readers.

This book contains a very impressive range of archaeological evidence relating to coastal and maritime communities from a range of geographic regions and across a broad chronological time frame. The book contains a plethora of primary evidence presented in an accessible format. As such, this book will be of real value to both those with a special interest in Maritime landscapes as well as students, archaeologists and researchers from related disciplines. I tend to avoid edited conference proceedings, comprised of multiple short chapters constructed around a central theme, as brevity is frequently achieved at the expense of detail. However, in this instance I have been proved wholly wrong in my assessment. This volume is outstanding and will be a standard reference to human marine entanglements for many years to come.
Norwegian Archaeological Review