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An Iberian ship for the Atlantic: a reassessment of Angra D, a probable 17th century Spanish shipwreck (Azores, Portugal)

Author(s): José Bettencourt ; André Teixeira ; Catarina Garcia ; Christelle Chouzenoux ; Inês Pinto Coelho ; Marco Pinto ; Tiago M Fraga ; Tiago Silva

Year: 2013

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In 1998, a team from Centro Nacional de Arqueologia Náutica e Subaquática (CNANS) undertook the rescue excavation of Angra D, a probable 16th or 17th century Iberian shipwreck located in the construction area of a dock in Angra Bay (Terceira Island, Azores).

The study of the site was never completed. In 2011, a team from CHAM continued the study of Angra D, reassessing the archaeological archive, the ship timbers and the artefacts. This study suggests that Angra D is probably a small merchant vessel, involved in Atlantic trade. Our hypotheses about the function, route and a preliminary reconstruction proposal are the subject of this paper.


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An Iberian ship for the Atlantic: a reassessment of Angra D, a probable 17th century Spanish shipwreck (Azores, Portugal). José Bettencourt, André Teixeira, Catarina Garcia, Christelle Chouzenoux, Inês Pinto Coelho, Marco Pinto, Tiago M Fraga, Tiago Silva. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428475)


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min long: -28.549; min lat: 32.638 ; max long: -6.19; max lat: 42.151 ;

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PaperId(s): 263

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