Oceans Odyssey 4. Pottery from the Tortugas Shipwreck, Straits of Florida

Oceans Odyssey 4. Pottery from the Tortugas Shipwreck, Straits of Florida : A Merchant Vessel from Spain's 1622 Tierra Firme Fleet

Oceans Odyssey 4. Pottery from the Tortugas Shipwreck, Straits of Florida

by Sean A. Kingsley

 

Oceans Odyssey 4. Pottery from the Tortugas Shipwreck, Straits of Florida by Sean A. Kingsley

Oceans Odyssey 4. Pottery from the Tortugas Shipwreck, Straits of Florida : A Merchant Vessel from Spain's 1622 Tierra Firme Fleet

The Tortugas shipwreck excavated at a depth of 405 meters in the Straits of Florida contained a major collection of 3,800 intact and fragmentary olive jars, tablewares, cooking vessels and tobacco pipes. Identified as the Portuguese-built and Spanish-operated 117-ton Buen Jesus y Nuestra Senora del Rosario, the ship's Seville dominated tablewares are a revealing index of unchanged cultural tastes and continued production at the end of Spain's Golden Age. For cooking the crew relied on Afro-Caribbean colonoware, possibly the first recorded archaeological evidence of maritime slavery in the Americas fleets. Two tin-glazed plates painted with papal coat of arms - the Keys of Heaven and triple crown - may have been used by Spain-bound clergymen from the newly formed Sacred Congregation of the Propagation of the Faith. Samples of all ceramics were subjected to Inductively-Coupled Plasma Spectrometry (ICPS) analysis to determine vessel origins.

Six chapters focus on the tablewares, tin-glazed papal plates, Afro-Caribbean cooking wares, the olive jars, Inductively-Coupled Plasma Spectrometry results, and a study of how the pottery reflects Spanish colonial economic models, also compared to Roman and medieval structures.

Oceans Odyssey 4. Pottery from the Tortugas Shipwreck, Straits of Florida : A Merchant Vessel from Spain's 1622 Tierra Firme Fleet
  • Format: Hardback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 229.87 x 284.48 x 20.83mm | 1,378.92g
  • Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 1782977104
  • ISBN13: 9781782977100
  • Bestsellers rank: 1,800,243
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