Conserving and radiocarbon dating Emanuel Point I

The Emanuel Point I shipwreck sank with five other ships in the Pensacola Bay from a hurricane in 1559. These ships were part of Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano's Spanish colonization fleet. Luna led an expedition that resulted in the settlement of Pensacola which lasted from 1559 to 1591. It is the earliest known multi-year European colony in the United States, predating the Spanish colony of St. Augustine by six years and the English colony at Jamestown by forty-eight years. The wreck was discovered in 1992 by the state of Florida and excavated by UWF field school students until 1998.
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Abstract/Description: The Emanuel Point I shipwreck sank with five other ships in the Pensacola Bay from a hurricane in 1559. These ships were part of Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano's Spanish colonization fleet. Luna led an expedition that resulted in the settlement of Pensacola which lasted from 1559 to 1591. It is the earliest known multi-year European colony in the United States, predating the Spanish colony of St. Augustine by six years and the English colony at Jamestown by forty-eight years. The wreck was discovered in 1992 by the state of Florida and excavated by UWF field school students until 1998.
Subject(s): Undergraduate Research
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