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Ghost galleon : the discovery and archaeology of the San Juanillo on the shores of Baja California

Author: Edward P Von der Porten
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2019]
Series: Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An inside view of how archaeologists, working like detectives at an ancient crime scene, carefully assemble the evidence that allows scientific reconstruction of events from the distant past. In a series of expeditions from 1999 to 2016, Von der Porten and his dedicated team, in association with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), assembled scores of artifacts, conducted countless hours of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Von der Porten
ISBN: 9781623497675 1623497671
OCLC Number: 1090284155
Description: xii, 227 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Discovery --
Dreams of Asian riches --
The first expedition --
Understanding the ship --
Back to the beaches --
Widening the circle of scholars --
New methods, many discoveries --
The early Manila galleons --
Many insights, strange byways --
Following up, looking for breakthroughs --
Steady work exposing the secrets --
Trying conventional techniques --
Stories from the porcelains --
Steps forward, steps backward --
Building the Manila galleons --
Surprises and successes --
Twenty years and still searching --
The tragic voyage.
Series Title: Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series.
Responsibility: Edward P. Von der Porten ; afterword by Peter A. Von der Porten.

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Tells the story of archaeologists' twenty-year search on a desolate beach in Baja California for the enigmatic remains of a Spanish galleon that disappeared without a trace more than four centuries  Read more...

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