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Recovering the Past of USS Arizona: Symbolism, Myth, and Reality
James P. Delgado
Vol. 26, No. 4, Advances in Underwater Archaeology (1992), pp. 69-80
Published by: Society for Historical Archaeology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25616196
Page Count: 12
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Archaeological investigation of the battleship USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor provided the first assessment of a shipwreck that included its mythic and symbolic importance. The study of Arizona also demonstrated material evidence of anticipatory recycling and a sense of strategic vulnerability, while also demonstrating the influence of alternative views of the past.
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