The 2012 Field Season of the 1630-31 New Spain Fleet Archaeological Project in the Gulf of Mexico

Author(s): Roberto Junco; Flor Trejo

Year: 2016

Summary

The 2012 Field season of the 1630-31 New Spain Fleet Project of the Subdirección de Arqueología Subacuática INAH, has been a success and represents a leap in many regards from previous seasons. The project started in the year 1995 and has had many people involved throughout the years implementing diverse search methods and surveys. In the case of the 2012 field season, success came from a thoroughly thought methodological process to present a search area in the Gulf of Mexico where the Admiral ship of the 1630-1631 New Spain Fleet, the Nuestra Señora del Juncal galleon sank. In this paper we will show the approaches previously used in the location of the Nuestra Señora del Juncal shipwreck, our current approach, as well as the way the search was planned and how this has evolved into a much more complex process.

Cite this Record

The 2012 Field Season of the 1630-31 New Spain Fleet Archaeological Project in the Gulf of Mexico. Roberto Junco, Flor Trejo. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 435056)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -117.122; min lat: 14.551 ; max long: -86.739; max lat: 32.718 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 526