From Compliance to Investigation: Research Design and Methodology of the Monterrey Shipwrecks Project
In 2011, three potential sites were discovered during oil and gas industry surveys approximately 320 kilometers southeast of Galveston, TX, and reported accordingly. NOAA OER’s 2012 cruise that revealed one site to be a shipwreck – Monterrey Shipwreck A – and was selected for further investigation. A research design focusing on specific questions and targeting individual data sets was drafted in order to place the site within a larger theoretical and methodological framework as a means to provide context for the eventual findings. Monterrey Shipwreck A became the subject of a 2013 project to document, map, sample the shipwreck remains, and dive on the other two targets, which yielded two more shipwrecks, and, if part of a convoy, are some of the most significant sites in the Gulf of Mexico. As part of the overall project design, live telepresence served as a significant component of public outreach and dissemination of the initial results.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- The Monterrey Shipwreck Project: Three Early 19th Century Wrecks In The Northern Gulf Of Mexico. •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2015
Cite this Record
From Compliance to Investigation: Research Design and Methodology of the Monterrey Shipwrecks Project. Frederick H Hanselmann, Christopher Horrell, Amy Borgens, James Delgado, Jack Irion, Frank Cantelas, Michael L Brennan, Reuben Mills. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434214)
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