"El Lanchon": Investigation of an Industrial Relic at Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Author(s): Nathan Richards; Devin Urban

Year: 2016

Summary

Known to the people of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica as El Lanchon (the barge) this intertidal structure was one subject for study at the Program in Maritime Studies’  2015 summer field school.  What began as an opportunity to experiment with photogrammetric techniques soon turned into a more detailed examination of the site’s various functions and multi-layered history.  This presentation will outline the present day use of "El Lanchon" as well as its connection to successful and failed industries of Costa Rica, Panama, and the United States.  Also outlined are the processes and products emerging from the summer 2015 recording activities.

Cite this Record

"El Lanchon": Investigation of an Industrial Relic at Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Nathan Richards, Devin Urban. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434456)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 279