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Second campaign of excavation on the Saintes Bays Wreck, Guadeloupe, FWI

Author(s): Jean-Sébastien Guibert ; Marine Sadania ; Noémie Tomadini ; Jean-Jacques Maréchal ; Franck Bigot

Year: 2017

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In 2015 a first campaign led to the identification of the Saintes Bay’s wreck as the Anemone, a French schooner built in 1823 in Bayonne and used as a custom ship in Guadeloupe. It was lost in Saintes Bay in September 1824 during a hurricane. The second campaign focused on gaining a better understanding of the site. Test trenches were opened that looked to exposing the wreck structure to enable a more precise recording of the timbers and gain a better interpretation of shipbuilding techniques of schooners, built following a specific type plan of 1823. The work also sought to study material cultural remains on the wreck and look to understanding such material on a ship in use as a custom ship in French West Indies for that period. Both archival and archaeological records permitted us to document the ship’s history, crew, every days life onboard.


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Second campaign of excavation on the Saintes Bays Wreck, Guadeloupe, FWI. Jean-Sébastien Guibert, Marine Sadania, Noémie Tomadini, Jean-Jacques Maréchal, Franck Bigot. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435448)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America