The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is a 501 (c) (3) accredited, not-for-profit organization existing to research, interpret, and exhibit the maritime history of Florida and the Caribbean in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, and stimulate inquiry.

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The Archaeology of a 16th Century Shipwreck - Part I

 

The Archaeology of a 16th An unidentified, sixteenth-century shipwreck was discovered on the Little Bahama Bank in 1991. Questions abounded. Was it one of Columbus ships? Was it carrying conquistadors? Or was it a lost Spanish treasure galleon? Through a cooperative effort, this remarkable time capsule has become the subject of intensive research. Archaeologist Corey Malcom, who has spearheaded the investigation into this shipwreck, narrates this multi-part series, which tells of the excavation of the site and some of the techniques used to conserve the recovered artifacts.

The Archaeology of a 16th Century Shipwreck - Part II

The Archaeology of a 16th Century Shipwreck - Part III

The Archaeology of a 16th Century Shipwreck - Part IV

The Archaeology of a 16th Century Shipwreck - Part V

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