Reading Between The Iron Lines: An Analysis Of Cannon Arrangement On Caribbean Shipwrecks

Author(s): Tyler Ball

Year: 2018

Summary

The aim of this study is to explore how cannon distribution on shipwreck sites can be analyzed to reflect the wrecking event of the ship, crew procedure or emergency action in jettisoning heavy artifacts during a time of disaster, post wrecking salvage operations and in situ changes on the site due to environmental factors like marine growth patterns and fluvial processes. The datasets will include unpublished archaeological information gathered during the 2015 and 2016 East Carolina University archaeology field schools on the Cannon Site, located in Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica, as well as two other comparative case Caribbean study sites featuring cannon "clusters" or piles. 

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Reading Between The Iron Lines: An Analysis Of Cannon Arrangement On Caribbean Shipwrecks. Tyler Ball. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441679)

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

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