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Keywords:

  • Adelaar;
  • East-Indiaman;
  • Dutch;
  • 18th century;
  • Barra;
  • wreck-formation

The Adelaar, a Dutch East-Indiaman outward bound from Middleburg to Batavia, was wrecked on Greian Head, Barra, in Scotland's Outer Hebrides in 1728. Although heavily salvaged at the time, and situated in an extremely dynamic location, the wreck demonstrates that exposed sites can retain meaningful levels of archaeological integrity, and historically valid conclusions can be drawn from them.

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