A late 17th-century trade cargo from Ponta do Leme Velho, Sal Island, Cape Verde

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Abstract

In 1973, while recovering copper cargo from a 20th-century ship wrecked off the Ponta do Leme Velho on the south-east side of Sal Island, Cape Verde, explosives revealed an earlier ship cargo with dozens of Portuguese faience plates and bowls, glass beads and metal objects, including buckles, ammunition and copper manillas. The assemblage, including the ceramics and a marked silver tastevin, provide a site date between 1680 and 1700. The research presented here is a result of collaboration between CPAS and the authors in 2008 to analyse this assemblage in the context of late 17th-century maritime trade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-172
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • Buckles
  • covilhetes
  • Glass beads
  • Lisbon
  • Manillas
  • Maritime trade
  • Portuguese faience

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