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X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy

(New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology)

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“The first comprehensive, scholarly look at the artifactual evidence of real pirates, recovered at both shipwrecks and known pirate bases.”—Archaeology Magazine

 
"The reader unused to digesting professional publications will, pardon the pun, sail through this book as if it were a collection of novellas! Not only will he/she learn about the realities of trade in the Caribbean and politibases.”—Archaeology
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 25th 2007 by University Press of Florida
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Myriam Chercuitte LeBlanc
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's an interesting book that depicted well the difference between our cultural view and what is known based on the archives and archaeology. Even though there's a lot of technical words, I think this book can be read and understood by anyone who's interested in the subject.
Carter F Smith
Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Helpful for researching river pirates. Well researched, analyzed, and written. Only reviewed/needed one chapter.
Annie
Dec 03, 2014 rated it liked it
An interesting read! It's an academic book, a collection of essays regarding the archaeology of piracy. Unfortunately, with no archaeological background, some of the methods, instruments, and measurements they used went over my head, but it was interesting to read about the local culture, a little bit of history regarding pirates, how certain pirates came to be, etc. It was also interesting to see what they found (or didn't find) on different wreckage sites. There were some good snippets of info ...more
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