Emanuel Point II

The Emanuel Point II shipwreck is one of three shipwrecks found that are believed to have once been part of the Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano settlement and expedition that sank during a violent hurricane in 1559. This research will dive into the analysis of radiocarbon dating that will be conducted on wood samples taken from the hull of the Emanuel Point II shipwreck. The radiocarbon results from E.P. II will be compared to radiocarbon dates from other wrecks recognized as part of the Luna fleet, and in turn a comprehensive dating background will be formed. Additionally, the results of the wood samples themselves will also be aiding in further calibrating radiocarbon dating itself for future archaeological endeavors.
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Abstract/Description: The Emanuel Point II shipwreck is one of three shipwrecks found that are believed to have once been part of the Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano settlement and expedition that sank during a violent hurricane in 1559. This research will dive into the analysis of radiocarbon dating that will be conducted on wood samples taken from the hull of the Emanuel Point II shipwreck. The radiocarbon results from E.P. II will be compared to radiocarbon dates from other wrecks recognized as part of the Luna fleet, and in turn a comprehensive dating background will be formed. Additionally, the results of the wood samples themselves will also be aiding in further calibrating radiocarbon dating itself for future archaeological endeavors.
Subject(s): Luna fleet
Undergraduate Research
Emanuel Point II
Tristán de Luna y Arellano
Radiocarbon dating
Comprehensive dating background