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Not on an Even Keel: An Archeological Investigation and Interpretation of the Structural Remains of HMS Fowey (1748).

Author(s): Joshua L. Marano

Year: 2015

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One of the primary objectives of the expanded archeological testing of the HMS Fowey shipwreck site was to gather the information necessary to define the extent of future stabilization efforts at the site. Given the substantial loss of archeological material since the site’s initial discovery in 1978, the evaluation and documentation of the surviving intact hull structure was paramount. In addition to providing a thorough documentation of the archeological remains of the surviving structural components of HMS Fowey, this project addressed a number of issues not previously discussed in earlier works on the wreck including the role of the site formation processes in the selective preservation of the vessel and the lack of an interpretation of the site based on the structural remains. Furthermore, when combined with the data from previous projects, this work presents a more complete archeological dataset from which more definitive interpretations may be made.


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Not on an Even Keel: An Archeological Investigation and Interpretation of the Structural Remains of HMS Fowey (1748).. Joshua L. Marano. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434177)


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

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PaperId(s): 321

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