Navigating the Narrative: Ceramics from Ocean Floor to Museum Door.


So far, some 200 ceramic sherds representing at least 17 vessel types have been excavated from the early eighteenth century shipwreck (31CR314), Queen Anne’s Revenge, off the coast of North Carolina.  This paper will briefly describe this ceramic assemblage, from its global origins to its consumer uses. The main focus, however, will be to tell a story. A story of how many voices of archaeology including conservators, material culture specialists and scientists, are working together to unravel the many tales that can be told with these ceramics.  Developing narratives, to tell the stories, challenges researchers to listen to each other, to learn to collaborate, and to move beyond their individual "OMG you want to do what to it!" moments.

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Navigating the Narrative: Ceramics from Ocean Floor to Museum Door.. Sarah Watkins-Kenney, Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428704)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 595