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An Analysis of American and British Ordnance from the 1781 Siege of Star Fort at Ninety Six, South Carolina (2020)
DOCUMENT Full-Text James B. Legg. Steven D. Smith.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. From May 22 to June 18, 1781, the American Continental Army under the command of General Nathanael Greene laid siege to a Loyalist detachment occupying the fortified village of Ninety Six in the backcountry of South Carolina. The Loyalist defenses included an eight-pointed, star-shaped earthwork fort that was the focus of the American siege, including a desperate and unsuccessful...

Exploring the Archaeological Potential of Historic Ordnance Kept and Displayed in Ports and Colonial Maritime Fortifications of Mexico (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Josue T. Guzman.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Plus Ultra: An examination of current research in Spanish Colonial/Iberian Underwater and Terrestrial Archaeology in the Western Hemisphere." , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Tar-coated under the sun, mounted on concrete bases instead of carriages, outdoor-displayed in courtyards, walls and bulwarks of maritime fortifications built in Viceroyalty Period, or along boulevards and squares of several Mexico...

Identification of Vasco da Gama's Lost Ships Esmeralda and São Pedro (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alexzandra M Hildred. Heather A. Stewart.

In 1998 the search began for two Portuguese vessels lost off the coast of Oman in 1503. Detailed analysis of primary and secondary sources describing the sinking included topographic, climatological and demographic information led to a bay on the NE coast of Al Hallaniyah Island.  Visual searches revealed types of shot only known in 15/16th  century contexts.  Excavation in 2013 /2014 yielded 975 composite shot found within a large concretion in a shallow gully together with 20 powder chambers...

Reconstruction of a replica swivel gun (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Martin J Read. Kester Keighley.

In 1973 a composite wood-iron swivel gun known as a 'Serpentine' was recovered from the Cattewater, Plymouth and a Tudor wreck, known as the Cattewater Wreck, subsequently partially excavated. In 1979 a film was made of the construction of a replica swivel gun by Colin Carpenter which showed the fabrication of the wrought iron gun barrel and oak bed, their fitting and subsequent firing. This film has been digitised by the South West Film & Television Archive.