Tag: maritime archaeology

09 Duiker RCE bij scheepswrak de Rooswijk tijdens de verkenning in 2016

Rescuing the Rooswijk

An international team of maritime archaeologists is working to excavate and record the remains of the Rooswijk, an at-risk Dutch wreck off the coast of Kent. The vessel was built in Amsterdam for the Dutch East India Company in 1737, but sank on the treacherous Goodwin Sands in 1740 while sailing for Batavia (modern Jakarta). […]

Smoothed image from above

Brunswick wreck identified in Bristol Port

The remains of a cargo ship wrecked in the Bristol Channel over 100 years ago have been identified during routine survey. The entire buoyed channel of the Bristol Port Company‚Äôs statutory harbour area is surveyed in full over a three-year period, and the area for investigation in 2017 was the Bristol Deep, off the coast […]

Underwater Archaeology

Maritime and Coastal Archaeology

The dramatic emergence of the Mary Rose from the bottom of the sea off Portsmouth in 1982 inspired many an archaeologist to enroll in diving lessons (see CA 218). However, maritime archaeologists also study submerged cultural environments and coastal settlements, as well as ships, ports and harbours, to set them within the relevant socio-political context. […]