Balancing with Guns: Establishing an Integrated Conservation Priority for Artillery from Site 31CR314, Queen Anne’s Revenge (1718)

Author(s): Erik R Farrell

Year: 2016

Summary

Among the artifacts from the wreck of Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), the artillery represents a particularly evocative and informative subset. Conserving a cannon protects the object, reveals archaeological information, and allows for impressive museum displays for public education. However, the conservation of an individual cannon represents one of the largest single-object expenditures of time and materials of any subset of QAR artifacts. These expenditures must be prioritized within the ongoing conservation of thousands of conglomerate concretions containing hundreds of thousands of individual objects. To this end, conservators, archaeologists and museum staff associated with the QAR project were surveyed regarding their preferences for ongoing cannon conservation. The results of this survey have been used to determine a priority order for the conservation of QAR cannon, and the placement of cannon within the overall conservation priorities.

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Balancing with Guns: Establishing an Integrated Conservation Priority for Artillery from Site 31CR314, Queen Anne’s Revenge (1718). Erik R Farrell. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434712)

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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): 392