Preliminary report on the excavation of the 17th-century anglo-Dutch East-Indiaman Avondster in bay of Galle, Sri Lanka

Robert Parthesius, Karen Millar, Bill Jeffery

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    Abstract

    The Avondster was a 17th century British ship captured by the Dutch and used by the United Dutch East India Company (VOC) trading with Asia until it was wrecked in Galle Harbour, Sri Lanka in 1659. The shipwreck was found in 1997 to be in very good condition but under threat from development in the harbour. From 2001-2004 an archaeological project was implemented by the Dutch/Sri Lankan Mutual Heritage Centre. The aims were to record and recover important cultural material as well as to build up the capacity of a Sri Lankan Maritime Archaeology Unit for implementing future work.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)216-237
    Number of pages22
    JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
    Volume34
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2005

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    Keywords

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    Preliminary report on the excavation of the 17th-century anglo-Dutch East-Indiaman Avondster in bay of Galle, Sri Lanka. / Parthesius, Robert; Millar, Karen; Jeffery, Bill.

    In: International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Vol. 34, No. 2, 01.10.2005, p. 216-237.

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