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Real Pirates of the Caribbean: Archaeological Interpretation of Captain Kidd and Captain Morgan’s Shipwrecks

Author(s): Frederick Hanselmann

Year: 2013

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Summary

Pirates have long captured our collective imaginations, yet very little concrete evidence has been observed in the archaeological record.  In recent years, a number of projects have studied and searched for the remains of ships that belonged to some of history’s most infamous pirates, including Captain William Kidd and Captain Henry Morgan.  As these ships were part of the budding globalization during  the 17th century, the subsequent interpretation of these sites includes placing them in the context of world systems analysis in order to provide a framework for understanding their linkages across political, societal, and geographic boundaries.  Additionally, common pool resource theory is applied to notions of access, management, and preservation, as these sites have become very important to the respective nations in whose waters they lie. 


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Real Pirates of the Caribbean: Archaeological Interpretation of Captain Kidd and Captain Morgan’s Shipwrecks. Frederick Hanselmann. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428296)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 367

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America