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Investigations on a Vessel from Luna's 1559 Fleet and Survey for Additional Ships

Author(s): Gregory Cook ; Meghan M. Mumford

Year: 2017

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Investigations on the second shipwreck identified as a vessel from Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano’s 1559 fleet have intensified during the past two years due to a Florida Division of Historical Resources Special Category grant.  The site, known as "Emanuel Point II", is a well-preserved example of ship architecture related to early Spanish colonization efforts.  This site, along with the Emanuel Point I wreck and the newly discovered settlement site on the nearby shoreline of Pensacola Bay, constitute a maritime landscape of sixteenth-century colonization. Archaeologists and students from the University of West Florida have focused recent excavations on the vessel’s stern and midships. Additional remote sensing surveys have been conducted in the area. This presentation will summarize new findings and outline future research agendas related to the 1559 fleet and nearby settlement.

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Investigations on a Vessel from Luna's 1559 Fleet and Survey for Additional Ships. Gregory Cook, Meghan M. Mumford. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435665)


Temporal Keywords
sixteenth 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): 501

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