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Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy

Charles R. Ewen and Russell K. Skowronek


Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy concerns what it is that distinguishes the pirate in the archaeological record. It is not so much a history as it is an anthropology of piracy. It is the study of piracy from its material culture and linking those artifacts to past behaviors. The cases in this book depict archaeologists pouring over the material evidence to answer questions about the nature of pirate ships and the pirate who sailed them. Some shipwreck sites discussed in a previous book, X Marks the Spot, were revisited in this volume. There were new discoveries added as well. As the ... More

Keywords: Piracy, Archaeology, Anthropology, Shipwreck, Artifacts

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061580
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061580.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles R. Ewen, editor

Russell K. Skowronek, editor

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13 Parting Shot

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