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The Warwick Project

Author(s): Katie Custer

Year: 2013

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Summary

The Warwick which carried the new governor, settlers, their possession, tools, and provisions across the Atlantic to the nascent Bermuda colony in 1619 sank during a hurricane while at anchorage in Castle Harbour. Over the course of four field seasons, a team of archaeologists, students, and volunteers from the Atlantic World Marine Archaeology Research Institute, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation at Texas A&M University, the National Museum of Bermuda, University of Southampton, the University of Wales and various other universities and international organizations excavated and recorded the Warwick’s hull. The Warwick has a unique place in the history of Atlantic shipbuilding and the social history of Bermuda; while at the same time, it is an iconic representation of the English business ventures.


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The Warwick Project. Katie Custer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428373)


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Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 283

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