Artifact Assemblage from the Converging Worlds Project

Author(s): Andrew Willard; Dorothy Rowland

Year: 2018


This paper discusses the artifacts found during the 2017 summer field excavation of the Highbourne Cay Shipwreck, excluding any hull remains. The wreck is well-known and located in an area that has a low sediment level, as a result, the artifact assemblage is expected to be small. The artifacts found and being discussed will be those that were not recovered by salvagers in the 1960s, and were not in the section excavated in the 1980s. Although, there is a possibility of duplicates of previous artifacts being found. Previous artifacts found include the armament, wooden and iron rigging elements, anchors, and ceramics. Land excavations on Highbourne Cay that were included in the 1980 investigations found evidence of human habitation and activity.

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Artifact Assemblage from the Converging Worlds Project. Andrew Willard, Dorothy Rowland. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441271)


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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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 984