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The Stray Finds Project - Recording Lost Artefacts from Plymouth Sound

Author(s): Peter Holt

Year: 2013

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Summary

Divers have been removing objects from the sea since diving was first invented and the advent of SCUBA diving led to an increase in recoveries by private collectors.  Through work on the SHIPS Project in Plymouth, England, sports divers were known to possess items recovered from the sea that had not been recorded,  items that may provide more information about the maritime history of the region.   The aim of the Stray Finds Project is to locate any significant objects in private hands, to record and photograph the objects and to publish the results as a finds catalogue.  This paper describes the methods used for the Stray Finds Project and provides an interim report on the results to date.


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The Stray Finds Project - Recording Lost Artefacts from Plymouth Sound. Peter Holt. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428706)


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United Kingdom Western Europe


Spatial Coverage

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

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PaperId(s): 376

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