Exploring Infatigable (1855): First insights from Archaeology into the mid-Nineteenth Century Chilean Navy

Summary

Infatigable was a Chilean Navy sailing transport vessel, lost in the harbour of Valparaiso (32° S) in 1855 as a consequence of an accidental explosion and subsequent fire. Positively identified in 2005, the wrecksite designated site S3 PV has been archaeologically investigated comprehensively during the last decade. The underwater survey and excavations conducted recorded the structural remains of the hull and produced a numerous and varied artefact assemblage to be analyzed. The material culture of Infatigable reflects the complex coexistent cultural influence of several traditions onboard the Chilean Navy vessels during the mid-nineteenth century, therefore providing a virtually non-existent primary source of data for a South American navy of the period.

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Exploring Infatigable (1855): First insights from Archaeology into the mid-Nineteenth Century Chilean Navy. Diego Carabias, Renato Simonetti, Carla Morales. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441457)

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Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Mid-19th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -75.705; min lat: -55.791 ; max long: -67.001; max lat: -17.505 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 841