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An archaeological approach to historic shipwrecks in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Author(s): Dolores Elkin ; Chris Underwood ; Mónica Grosso ; Cristian Murray

Year: 2013

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In 2010 the Museo del Fin del Mundo (Museum of the End of the World) of the city of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, initiated a project with the goal of surveying  125 miles along the Atlantic coast of the island in order to record archaeological evidence of any human presence since prehistoric times until the late 19th century AD, when the first non-native people (mostly missionaries) settled in the region.

This paper presents the first results of the archaeological study of historic  shipwreck sites, a task which is being conducted  by the underwater archaeology team (PROAS) of the Argentinean National Institute of Anthropology . Some methodological considerations, both on research and management issues, are included in this presentation.

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An archaeological approach to historic shipwrecks in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Dolores Elkin, Chris Underwood, Mónica Grosso, Cristian Murray. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428497)


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