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Shipwrecks of the Roaring Forties: a maritime archaeological reassessment of some of Australia’s earliest Shipwrecks

Author(s): Wendy Van Duivenvoorde ; Alistair Paterson ; Jeremy Green

Year: 2014

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This paper discusses a new project that attempts to make a significant contribution to our understanding of Europeans active in the Indian Ocean and Western Australian region during the 17th and 18th centuries through the unique window into the past provided by maritime archaeological sites. A strategic international alliance of university and museum researchers will return to shipwreck sites excavated over 40 years ago to examine how approaches to maritime archaeological sites have changed over time in terms of new research questions, methodologies, and technologies. The alliance also will assess the long-term benefits of the recovery, conservation, display, and research of the archaeological materials from these sites. Funded by the Australian Research Council (2013-2017: LP130100137), outcomes will include new interpretation of significant European and Australian histories and sites and will help formulate future study protocols for maritime cultural heritage.


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Shipwrecks of the Roaring Forties: a maritime archaeological reassessment of some of Australia’s earliest Shipwrecks. Wendy Van Duivenvoorde, Alistair Paterson, Jeremy Green. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436559)


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