The Kennemeland, then and now; managing high value wreck sites.

Author(s): Douglas M McElvogue

Year: 2013


The wreck site of the Kennemerland represents the remains of the earliest identifiable Dutch East Indiaman to be protected within UK waters. The character of the Kennemerland is known from extensive historical sources. It was involved in deep sea international trade to the Far East as part of the trading activity of the largest contemporary mercantile concern, the VOC.

The Kennemerland also represents a key site in the development of the academic study of Maritime Archaeology, the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 and the management of our underwater Heritage. In 1978 Keith Muckelroy published his seminal work Maritime Archaeology.In this work Muckelroy defined the theoretical construct of "Maritime Archaeology" based on the work he carried out on the Kennemerland site. This paper explores Muckelroys work on the Kennemerland and its influence on the development of the subject of Maritime Archaeology and the modern management of this resource.

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The Kennemeland, then and now; managing high value wreck sites.. Douglas M McElvogue. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428591)

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 535