Report on Finds from the Saint-Quay-Portrieux Wreck, France
Article first published online: 16 MAR 2004
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Volume 33, Issue 1, pages 96–105, April 2004
How to Cite
Herry, N. (2004), Report on Finds from the Saint-Quay-Portrieux Wreck, France. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 33: 96–105. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-9270.2004.00008.x
- Issue published online: 16 MAR 2004
- Article first published online: 16 MAR 2004
- 18th century;
- elephant tusks;
- trade goods;
- material culture.
In 1987, some divers discovered the cargo of a merchant ship which was wrecked off the rocks of the Saint-Quay Islands in Brittany. Several expeditions were conducted by the discoverer, DRASSM and the Art and History Museum of Saint-Brieuc on the site between 1987 and 2003 but the wreck remains unidentified. The ship is believed to have traded with Africa in the first part of the 18th century. Though no remains of the ship's structure were found, the artefacts recovered, including trading goods, ship's equipment, and domestic utensils, allow comparisons to be made with other contemporary materials.
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