The Royal Treatment: Conservation of Archaeological Material from Revolutionary War Vessel Royal Savage

Author(s): Claudia Chemello; Shanna L Daniel

Year: 2018

Summary

In 2015, the Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology (UA) Branch received the remains of Royal Savage, a Revolutionary War vessel which sank in Lake Champlain in 1776 following service in the Battle of Valcour Island. These remains include more than 50 timbers and 1,300 associated artifacts, many in fragile condition following more than eight decades in uncontrolled environments and minimal preservation efforts. UA archaeologists and conservators are in the midst of a multi-phase project employing a combination of traditional methods and modern technology to document, research and preserve this important piece of U.S. Navy history. 

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The Royal Treatment: Conservation of Archaeological Material from Revolutionary War Vessel Royal Savage. Claudia Chemello, Shanna L Daniel. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441251)

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Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 580