Shipwrecks in the Americas

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Courier Dover Publications, 1987 - History - 482 pages
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Superb well-researched guide to every major shipwreck in the western hemisphere, from time of Columbus to ca. 1825. Expert advice on locating, surveying, excavating, identifying, and preserving artifacts from sunken vessels. Also detailed catalog of wrecks arranged by year and locality over 300 pages and 4,000 listings. 73 illustrations. Bibliography.
  

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Contents

The Ships
3
Early Salvors TreasureHunters and Marine Archaeology
34
Locating Shipwrecks
46
Surveying Mapping and Excavating a Site
65
Identification and Dating of Shipwrecks and Their Cargoes
85
Preservation of Artifacts 1 18
118
South America
426
Selected Bibliography
445
Index
459
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ROBERT F. MARX is a distinguished marine archaeologist who has participated in the excavation of hundreds of underwater wreck sites throughout the world.

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