Maintaining All Things Great and Small: Tools Aboard Queen Anne’s Revenge

Author(s): Kendra Lawrence

Year: 2021


This is an abstract from the session entitled "Archaeological Studies of Material Culture (General Sessions)" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The artifact assemblage from Queen Anne’s Revenge represents one of the most rich and diverse shipwreck collections from the early eighteenth century. Ongoing conservation of the artifacts continues to reveal new and compelling insight into the work and lives of sailors aboard this vessel. Among the collection is a selection of hand tools which include hammers, gouges, files, crowbars, and other implements. Using historical, archaeological, and ethnographic evidence, this research has aimed to determine the function of these tools, the types of work they would have allowed sailors to perform, and when possible, individuals that may have used these artifacts. This presentation summarizes the conclusions drawn from the tool artifacts recovered from the site thus far, and what these tools can suggest about the type of work performed aboard QAR.

Cite this Record

Maintaining All Things Great and Small: Tools Aboard Queen Anne’s Revenge. Kendra Lawrence. 2021 ( tDAR id: 459317)


Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology