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Queen Anne’s Revenge: A Very Lore-ful Site

Author(s): Paul E Fontenoy

Year: 2017

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Long before the discovery of Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard and his flagship loomed large in popular literature and art; large enough even to prompt production of two Hollywood movies about him. Twenty years of excavation and conservation have only increased the lure of these topics. Hundreds of contributions by scholars and more popular writers have enriched the literature with books, articles, and presentations. Artists and illustrators have found subjects in the man, the ship, and the artifacts themselves. Blackbeard and Queen Anne’s Revenge appear in documentaries, docudramas, and feature films, and as toys, plastic kits, and even Lego sets. Businesses, from carwashes to subdivisions, have adopted their names. This lore, most importantly, also draws millions of visitors to exhibitions of the artifacts staged around the country (and overseas), demonstrating that the general public can find archaeology exciting and, therefore, worthy of support.

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Queen Anne’s Revenge: A Very Lore-ful Site. Paul E Fontenoy. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435695)


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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): 352

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