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A COMPARISON OF CERAMICS FROM THE PADRE ISLAND AND EMANUEL POINT SHIPWRECKS

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2013
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The focus of my thesis is to develop an archaeological baseline ceramic patterning for colonial period Spanish ships, using ceramics as an example, through which maritime archaeologists can better identify and interpret Spanish shipwrecks from the 16th century. By intensively reviewing the ceramic artifact assemblages from the San Esteban, Emanuel Point I, and Emanuel Point II shipwrecks, I propose that a thorough typological, spatial artifact analysis and scientific methodical approach to excavation affords archaeologists the ability to differentiate between ships of similar cultural and temporal affinity but with different prescribed missions. These similarities are shown to be material reflections of the society that operated these vessels. Therefore, by anthropologically analyzing the ceramic artifacts from two fleets with vastly different missions, I started the process of identifying and mapping a baseline Spanish ship pattern. It is my hope that other researchers will incorporate similar datasets to further refine uniquely Spanish shipwreck artifact patterns.
Title: A COMPARISON OF CERAMICS FROM THE PADRE ISLAND AND EMANUEL POINT SHIPWRECKS.
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Name(s): Sorset, Scott Ryan, Author
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract: The focus of my thesis is to develop an archaeological baseline ceramic patterning for colonial period Spanish ships, using ceramics as an example, through which maritime archaeologists can better identify and interpret Spanish shipwrecks from the 16th century. By intensively reviewing the ceramic artifact assemblages from the San Esteban, Emanuel Point I, and Emanuel Point II shipwrecks, I propose that a thorough typological, spatial artifact analysis and scientific methodical approach to excavation affords archaeologists the ability to differentiate between ships of similar cultural and temporal affinity but with different prescribed missions. These similarities are shown to be material reflections of the society that operated these vessels. Therefore, by anthropologically analyzing the ceramic artifacts from two fleets with vastly different missions, I started the process of identifying and mapping a baseline Spanish ship pattern. It is my hope that other researchers will incorporate similar datasets to further refine uniquely Spanish shipwreck artifact patterns.
Identifier: WFE0000406 (IID), uwf:61169 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-06-01
M.A.
Department of Anthropology
Masters
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