Shipwrecks and radiocarbon dating

Emanuel Point Ill is a Spanish shipwreck from the 1559 colonization fleet of Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano. It is located off Emanuel Point along Pensacola Bay. Even though there is a large volume of academic literature related to radiocarbon dating archaeological wood, literature on the potential effects that saltwater and waterlogging altering dating accuracy is scarce to nonexistent. The Emanuel Point shipwrecks have presented a wonderful opportunity to gauge the effects that nearly 500 years of saltwater immersion may have on radiocarbon dating.
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Abstract/Description: Emanuel Point Ill is a Spanish shipwreck from the 1559 colonization fleet of Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano. It is located off Emanuel Point along Pensacola Bay. Even though there is a large volume of academic literature related to radiocarbon dating archaeological wood, literature on the potential effects that saltwater and waterlogging altering dating accuracy is scarce to nonexistent. The Emanuel Point shipwrecks have presented a wonderful opportunity to gauge the effects that nearly 500 years of saltwater immersion may have on radiocarbon dating.
Subject(s): Waterlogging effects
Undergraduate Research
Emanuel Point III
Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano
Carbondating
Saltwater effects