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The Swash Channel Wreck, Monitoring and Excavations 2007 – 2012.

Author(s): David Parham ; paola palma

Year: 2013

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The site of the Swash Channel Wreck is that of a large armed merchant ship wrecked in the approached to Poole Harbour on the South Coast of England. The site consists of the almost entire port side of the originating vessels including the bow and stern castles. The site is subject to on going natural erosion that has exposed much of the hull of the vessel since its rediscovery in 2004. The paper will discuss the innovative use of students as part of a taught unit in maritime archaeology to undertake monitoring work on the site which established the risk posed to the site and the nature of the archaeological deposits present. The paper will also present the preliminary results of the 2010 – 2012 English Heritage funded rescue excavation and reburial of the site.


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The Swash Channel Wreck, Monitoring and Excavations 2007 – 2012.. David Parham, paola palma. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428592)


Poole Shipwreck Swash

Geographic Keywords
United Kingdom Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
Post Medieval

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 600

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