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Hard to Shop For: Surveying for a Birthday Present for the Nation’s Oldest Port

Author(s): Olivia A. McDaniel ; P. Brendan Burke ; Chuck T Meide

Year: 2017

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During the 2015 field season the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) completed a program of target testing and remote sensing in the waters off St. Augustine, Florida, with the objective of locating early colonial shipwrecks. The project included a series of remote sensing resurveys to re-investigate and better understand several magnetic targets initially identified during two previous surveys carried out in 1995 and 2009. The 2015 survey was carried out in conjunction with St. Augustine’s celebration of its 450th anniversary, a time of heightened public interest in the history of the nation’s oldest port. This paper addresses the methodology used to re-survey targets, analyze target data, and presents the results of target testing, which led to the discovery of two newly identified historic shipwrecks. 

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Hard to Shop For: Surveying for a Birthday Present for the Nation’s Oldest Port. Olivia A. McDaniel, P. Brendan Burke, Chuck T Meide. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435625)


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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): 355

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