An Overview of Maritime Archaeological Research of the Colonial Period in the French Antilles

Abstract : This article provides a summary of the various maritime archaeology projects undertaken in the French Antilles (Guadeloupe and Martinique) since the 1980s that date to the 17th–19th century Colonial period. These projects are presented in the context of the principal maritime archaeological research questions. The results are analysed thematically touching on different aspects of archaeological research in littoral and underwater zones: coastal plantations, ports, and micro‐islets. Research carried out on wreck‐sites is presented with respect to their maritime use (commercial, naval, and cabotage). The nature and distribution of such sites provides information both on maritime routes and traffic, trade, conflicts, and environmental risks specific to the Antilles in the Colonial period.
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Jean-Sébastien Guibert, Max Guérout, Marc Guillaume, Annie Bolle, Frédéric Leroy, et al.. An Overview of Maritime Archaeological Research of the Colonial Period in the French Antilles. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Wiley, 2019, 48 (1), pp.123-150. ⟨10.1111/1095-9270.12336⟩. ⟨halshs-02090910⟩

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