H.L. Hunley The Next Step: Inside The Side

Author(s): Robert S Neyland

Year: 2020


This is an abstract from the session entitled "Lives Revealed: Interpreting the Human Remains and Personal Artifacts from the Civil War Submarine H. L. Hunley" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

This presentation introduces the ongoing research and analysis being conducted in prepartion for the Hunley report on the interior excavation of the submarine, the personal effects of the crew, and the forensic analysis of the eight crewmembers. Hunley was a sealed container that preserved the archaeology but also a tomb for its crew. Archaeologists and conservators alike were challenged with how to enter the sub and the difficulties of maintaining a controlled excavation, as well as recovering fragile artifacts and human remains. These challenges were met, the archaeological data recovered with the remains of the eight crewmembers, and the analysis is coming to fruition. This symposium's presentations provide samples of the research going into the next report on the Hunley excavation..

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H.L. Hunley The Next Step: Inside The Side. Robert S Neyland. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457059)


Temporal Keywords
19th Century

Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 214