The Cattewater Wreck Archive Project

Author(s): Martin J Read

Year: 2013



The Cattewater Wreck was the first wreck to be protected by the UK Government and was partially excavated in the 1970s. The Tudor wreck is believed to be an unidentified armed merchantman. The Cattewater Wreck Archive Project, funded by English Heritage, recently improved the long term care and management of the archive held in Plymouth City Museum. Modern tools and techniques have been applied to the archive, such as stable isotope analysis of fish remains, allowing new interpretations to be made. This paper will review some of the results.

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The Cattewater Wreck Archive Project. Martin J Read. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428590)

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Analysis Archive wreck

Geographic Keywords
United Kingdom Western Europe

Temporal Keywords

Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 441