|Naval Muslim analysis of Gharb Al-Andalus|
Amato, A. (2015). Naval Muslim analysis of Gharb Al-Andalus, in: Themudo Barata, F. et al. (Ed.) Heritages and Memories from the Sea. 1st International Conference of the UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-How: Linking Heritage 14-16 January 2015. Évora. Portugal. Conference Proceedings. pp. 47-53
In: Themudo Barata, F.; Magalhães Rocha, J. (Ed.) (2015). Heritages and Memories from the Sea. 1st International Conference of the UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-How: Linking Heritage 14-16 January 2015. Évora. Portugal. Conference Proceedings. Electronic edition 2015. UNESCO/UniTwin/Universidade de Evora: Evora. ISBN 978-989-99442-0-6. 228 pp.
Gharb al-Andalus, aquatic archaeology
The subject addressed in this paper is closely linked to a research the author conducted as a PhD student at the University of Coimbra, Faculty of Letters, Department of Archaeology. The study was financed both by the FCT, the national funding agency that supports science, technology and innovation, under the responsibility of the Ministry for Education and Science, and through an individual scholarship granted by the European Union. The compiled documentation related to the research on the Meio Acquático (Water World) encompasses several fields of study: Topography and Geomorphology, Literature and History, and last but not least, Archaeology. In the field of Archaeology, the study enunciates all leads that help to trace the environment of Muslim maritime activities and boats, in particular of the Arabic qarib, the contact vehicle at several stages of cultural and technological development. The inspiration for this work came, without any doubt, from the pioneering work of Portuguese maritime research, which is the reason why it is a profound obligation to remember the great Doutora Maria Luísa Pinheiro Blot to whom these pages are humbly dedicated.