Emanuel Point Excavation Updates June-Sept 1997 [Artifacts] @ Florida OCHP

Emanuel Point Image

Emanuel Point Image
Ceramics


These photos were taken during the late summer and fall of 1997
as the excavation team continued ....


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Lab volunteer Deanne Roose prepares an intact ceramic plate for cleaning. Most of the ceramics recovered from the Emanuel Point Ship have been darkened over time in the sediments, obscuring paste color and glaze decoration. Here she pours hydrogen peroxide into the container with the plate.
Within minutes the plate's true appearance is revealed, tin enameled majolica ware, which appears to be of a type called Isabela Polychrome.

              Emanuel Point Image

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Decorated with concentric bands and hand painted stylized Moorish designs, this plate would have served as tableware in the 16th century Spanish colony of Mexico. Intended for use in Florida, the plate survived the shipwreck intact, which is surprising since it was recovered from beneath the crown of the ship's anchor.

 

Emanuel Point Image


Emanuel Point Image

Copper Items 1 Copper Items 2 Copper Items 3 project people Recovering the anchor ceramics