The Stoneware from the Baja California Manila Galleon

Author(s): John P Schlagheck

Year: 2017


Stoneware has long been held by archaeologists as a problematic artifact category.  Stoneware is troublesome to date with any precision, difficult to source, and decidedly less flashy than even the most pedestrian porcelains.  However, a study of the stonewares from the Manila galleon wreck site Baja California, in the form of sherds from large utilitarian storage jars, is an opportunity for gaining additional knowledge about the contents of a ship that, in the late sixteenth century, was in the vanguard of the Manila galleon trade at the very brink of a revolution in global commerce.  This presentation provides a description of the main types of stoneware jar fragments found at the wreck site and comparisons with other stoneware jar assemblages of known provenience.

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The Stoneware from the Baja California Manila Galleon. John P Schlagheck. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435316)

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

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