An Archaeological Examination of Cookware from the Storm Wreck, 8SJ5459

Author(s): Annie E. Carter

Year: 2016


The Storm wreck is an 18th-century Loyalist shipwreck located off St. Augustine, Florida. The shipwreck excavation has been an ongoing focus of the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) since 2009. An examination of the iron and copper cookware present on site offers an entryway for the analysis and interpretation of Loyalist intentions and lifeways. These goods were once part of a colonial, capitalistic society and were key items for survival in an intermediary and uncertain time for a refugee population. This allows for a view of cookware as both economic and social factors in Loyalist lifestyles; on one end, as objects that defined a sort of comfort and familiarity in the process of creating a home in a highly stressful time, and on the other as objects of profitability. Assessing the cookware assemblage addresses these issues and contributes to a narrative of a people largely forgotten by popular history.

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An Archaeological Examination of Cookware from the Storm Wreck, 8SJ5459. Annie E. Carter. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434989)

Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 812