The Conservation of a Multicomponent Iron Artifact from the Emanuel Point Two Shipwreck
Archaeological investigation at the Emanuel Point II shipwreck has been ongoing since its discovery in Pensacola Bay in 2006. Excavations in the stern section conducted in 2009 produced a multitude of artifacts, including two of the iron gudgeons used to affix the rudder to the sternpost of the vessel. This poster provides an overview of the conservation process given to the larger of the gudgeons recovered, demonstrating the techniques used for a large-scale multi-component artifact. Comprised of dissimilar metal (iron and lead), organic caulking materials, varying joinery and fastening components, and remnants of hull structure, this artifact provides a rare glimpse into 16th-century Iberian ship building practices.
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The Conservation of a Multicomponent Iron Artifact from the Emanuel Point Two Shipwreck. Stephen Atkinson, Andrew Willard. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434860)
16th Century, Age of Exploration
min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;