Archaeology of 17th Century Iberian Shipwrecks: Assessment and Comparison of Excavated,Recorded and Published Hull Remains

Author(s): Ricardo Borrero Londoño

Year: 2019

Summary

This is an abstract from the "Current Research and On Going Projects at the J Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The 17th century Iberian naval heritage has suffered a devastating reality. Out of 55 wrecks around the world that have been identified as Iberian, 37 have either been destroyed, looted, or salvaged by treasure hunters, and just 11 have been the subject of archaeological work. Only the San Diego, the Green Cabin wreck, the Fuxa wreck, the Nossa Senhora dos Martires and the Santo Antonio de Tana have been published. The structural components, planking, fastenings, caulking and other hull remains have been preserved and reported to different degrees of detail. This paper establishes comparisons within this small sample of hull components, aiming to make visible the existence of shared traits or, even, the distinctive Iberian shipbuilding tradition proposed by Oertling (2001, 2005) and Castro (2008).

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Archaeology of 17th Century Iberian Shipwrecks: Assessment and Comparison of Excavated,Recorded and Published Hull Remains. Ricardo Borrero Londoño. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 448979)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 140