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The Investigation of the Anniversary Wreck, a Colonial Period Shipwreck off St. Augustine, Florida: Results of the First Excavation Season

Author(s): Chuck Meide

Year: 2017

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In July 2015, a buried shipwreck was discovered off St. Augustine, Florida by the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, or LAMP, a non-profit organization which serves as the research arm for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. A 2 x 1 m test excavation revealed a remarkable amount of material culture, including two barrels, as many as six cauldrons, numerous unidentified concretions, four pewter plates, and a single sherd of brown stoneware.  The plates and ceramic tentatively dated the vessel to 1750-1800 and suggested its nationality could be Spanish or British.This is the third 18th-century shipwreck known in St. Augustine waters.  In the summer of 2016, in conjunction with its tenth annual field school and team of volunteer divers, LAMP researchers returned to the site to conduct more extensive systematic excavations. This paper summarizes the results of this first season of excavation on this shipwreck.


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The Investigation of the Anniversary Wreck, a Colonial Period Shipwreck off St. Augustine, Florida: Results of the First Excavation Season. Chuck Meide. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435624)


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

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PaperId(s): 353

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