The Revolution Will Not Be Analyzed Here: Knocking the Cooper River Strawberry Vessel Shipwreck Out Of The American Revolution With Metallurgical Analysis Of Hull Sheathing
This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Since its discovery by sport divers in the Cooper River near Charleston, South Carolina during the 1970s, the Strawberry Vessel shipwreck was believed to represent the remains of a British gunboat lost in 1781, however XRF and SEM analysis of hull sheathing samples recovered from the wreck in 2018 suggests the Strawberry Vessel was constructed no earlier than 1810. In light of these recent findings, this paper begins a correction of the record regarding the dating of the Strawberry Vessel shipwreck with an examination of the rise and fall of zinc hull sheathing in Europe and the Carolina Lowcountry during the 19th century.
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The Revolution Will Not Be Analyzed Here: Knocking the Cooper River Strawberry Vessel Shipwreck Out Of The American Revolution With Metallurgical Analysis Of Hull Sheathing. Nathan W Fulmer, Rebecca M Berlin. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457325)
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