30 Years Later: Revisiting the 1733 San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve and San Felipe Shipwreck Sites in the Florida Keys

Summary

This is an abstract from the "Reflections, Practice, and Ethics in Historical Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

In 1988, Indiana University (IU) assisted the State of Florida in the survey and inspection of the 1733 San Pedro and San Felipe shipwrecks with the goal of selecting a candidate for the creation of an underwater archaeological preserve. In April 1989, the San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park was opened to the public, and IU has continued to conduct periodic assessments of the preserve to provide archaeological and biological monitoring information to resource managers. The San Pedro and San Felipe continue to support diverse assemblages of marine organisms that are representative of one of Florida’s oldest artificial reefs. This paper presents observations and data collected after 30 years of monitoring efforts, as well as recommendations for future management of the cultural and biological resources of the 1733 San Pedro and San Felipe shipwrecks.

Cite this Record

30 Years Later: Revisiting the 1733 San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve and San Felipe Shipwreck Sites in the Florida Keys. Samuel I. Haskell, Matthew S. Lawrence, Charles D Beeker, Kirsten M. Hawley, Tori Galloway. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449104)

Keywords

General
1733 Parks Shipwrecks

Geographic Keywords
United States of America

Temporal Keywords
18th

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 305