Treasure Hunting: Fact and Fiction
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We have a little more information about this document. It is a short (8 pp.) illustrated pamphlet about an issue particularly acute for underwater archaeology. No publisher is listed.
The publication was funded in part by the Texas Historical Foundation. It is a small paperback pamphlet. This pamphlet attempts to separate fact from fiction in the argument between underwater treasure hunters and archaeologists, and encourages a “realistic approach” to the crisis in preservation of historic wrecks. It was written in support of two bills in the Texas legislature that support the protection of shipwrecks from treasure hunters. It takes each of the individual position statements made by treasure hunters (listed as Fiction), and offers a rebuttal (Fact).
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Treasure Hunting: Fact and Fiction. Fred Wendorf, J. Barto III Arnold. 1983 ( tDAR id: 13662)
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Sponsor(s): Texas Historical Foundation
Prepared By(s): Texas Antiquities Committee, Austin, Texas
NADB document id number(s): 867003
NADB citation id number(s): 000000107972
General Note: Sent from: Texas Antiquities Committee, Unknown Location
General Note: Funded by: Texas Historical Foundation, Unknown Location