Analysis Of Amidships On The Emanuel Point II Shipwreck

Author(s): Charles D Bendig

Year: 2017


Over the past four years University of West Florida archaeologists have excavated the amidships area of the Emanuel Point II (EP II) shipwreck, which was once part of the ill-fated 1559 Spanish colonizing expedition led by Tristán de Luna y Arellano. During excavation, staff and students were able to uncover and record the mainmast step and location for two bilge pumps. Archaeologists also recorded and systematically removed over 30 disarticulated timbers related to the pump well enclosure. Through computer-vision photogrammetry, the pump well was rebuilt, revealing an unusual trapezoidal structure. The results from this entire effort indicate a ship built within the Oceanic shipbuilding tradition that was taking shape throughout the 16th-century along the European-Atlantic coastline. Furthermore, several components from EP II have no contemporary parallels in the archaeological record, providing new evidence that regional shipbuilding preferences varied even greater than previously suspected.

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Analysis Of Amidships On The Emanuel Point II Shipwreck. Charles D Bendig. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435396)

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Temporal Keywords
16th Century

Spatial Coverage

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

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PaperId(s): 249