A Training Site Of Sorts: Pillar Dollar Wreck Investigations in Biscayne National Park

Author(s): Jennifer F McKinnon

Year: 2017

Summary

Two seasons of East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime Archaeology field school have focused on the Pillar Dollar Shipwreck in Biscayne National Park. Named by locals after Spanish pillar dollar coins, the shipwreck was once a training site for treasure hunters in the 1960s. Despite suffering years of looting and treasure hunting, the shipwreck is remarkably robust with large sections of the structure buried intact. This paper presents the results of excavation and mapping on this eighteenth century colonial shipwreck.

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A Training Site Of Sorts: Pillar Dollar Wreck Investigations in Biscayne National Park. Jennifer F McKinnon. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435613)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 444