No Way Back from Here: Preliminary Results of the Monterrey Shipwreck Project


This paper provides an overview and summation of all of the presentations in this symposium.  Preliminary findings and interpretations of the data collected during all phases of the Monterrey Shipwreck Project are also presented.  These findings and interpretations are based on our current knowledge of these sites, their associated artifact assemblages, and knowledge of the historic and cultural context of the early 19th century Gulf of Mexico.  A discussion of the success and failures of some of the tools and methodologies is also presented.  The title "No Way Back from Here" is an admission that while we are focused on the science of archaeology and its meaning, we also recognize the importance in providing a meaningful discussion of the successes, challenges, and obstacles faced in the field.  Our hope is to improve our techniques and methodologies as we plan for future work at these unique examples of underwater cultural heritage.

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No Way Back from Here: Preliminary Results of the Monterrey Shipwreck Project. Christopher Horrell, Christopher Horrell, James Delgado, Amy Borgens, Jack Irion, Frank Cantelas, Frederick H Hanselmann, Michael L Brennan. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434212)

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

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