La Belle

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In 1995, Texas Historical Commission underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of La Salle'sLa Belle, remnant of an ill-fated French attempt to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River that landed instead along today's Matagorda…
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    In 1995, Texas Historical Commission underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of La Salle'sLa Belle, remnant of an ill-fated French attempt to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River that landed instead along today's Matagorda Bay in Texas. During 19961997, the Commission uncovered the ship's remains under the direction of archaeologist James E. Bruseth and employing a team of archaeologists and volunteers. Amid the shallow waters of Matagorda Bay, a steel cofferdam was constructed around the site, creating one of the most complex nautical archaeological excavations ever attempted in North America and allowing the archaeologists to excavate the sunken wreck much as if it were located on dry land. The ship's hold was discovered full of everything the would-be colonists would need to establish themselves in the New World; more than 1.8 million artifacts were recovered from the site. More than two decades in the making, due to the immensity of the find and the complexity of cataloging and conserving the artifacts, this book thoroughly documents one of the most significant North American archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century.

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    E-Bok
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    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2017
    Forlag
    Texas A&M University Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781623493622
    Sider
    916

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