Emanuel Point Excavation Updates - [ From down below ] @ Florida OCHP

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These photos were taken during July and August 1997 as
the excavation team continued with their work on the site.


Emanuel Point Image           A large copper cauldron in the ship's galley is presently under excavation. The fragile container has become severely corroded in several spots, and requires careful and tedious work to free it from the sediments at the bottom of the hull.

Architectural features of the forward lower hull are carefully drawn to scale with the aid of a recording grid placed at a predetermined height over the excavation units.

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Emanuel Point Image       This bronze pestle appeared between two frames in the starboard bow of the ship. Used to grind spices and herbs in a mortar, this instrument was a common and vital part of food preparation, not only ashore, but also at sea. The whereabouts of the mortar are as yet undetermined.
Excavation of the bow area was completed in March 1998 and the site was reburied. Conservation and analysis of artifacts is continuing and reports of the work will be published in due time.

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