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More Questions than Answers: An Assessment of Bottles, Utilitarian and Fine Wares, and Galley Stoves from the Monterrey Shipwreck Project

Author(s): Christopher Horrell ; Amy Borgens ; Frederick H Hanselmann ; James Delgado ; Frank Cantelas ; Michael L Brennan ; Jack Irion

Year: 2015

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Summary

Monterrey Shipwreck A, replete with an amazing collection of material culture, was systematically investigated during the summer of 2013.  This collaborative project, consisting of archaeologists from State, Federal, and academic institutions, set out to document, map, and recover artifacts in an effort to answer questions related to the maritime history and culture of the Gulf of Mexico during the early 19th century.  While excavation and recovery of material culture occurred at Monterrey Shipwreck A, detailed photo-mosaics and video data were acquired at the other two Monterrey Shipwreck sites.  Each site, unique in its own way, has a phenomenal artifact assemblage with material culture hailing from Europe, the United States, and Latin America.  This paper focuses on material culture related to food preparation and consumption including bottles, ceramics, and galley stoves providing some answers to our initial questions and leading us down a longer path to other equally informative questions.


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More Questions than Answers: An Assessment of Bottles, Utilitarian and Fine Wares, and Galley Stoves from the Monterrey Shipwreck Project. Christopher Horrell, Amy Borgens, Frederick H Hanselmann, James Delgado, Frank Cantelas, Michael L Brennan, Jack Irion. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434211)


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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): 447

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