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

Parthesius, Robert, Millar, Karen, and Jeffery, Bill (2005) Preliminary report on the excavation of the 17th-century Anglo-Dutch East-Indiaman Avondster in Bay of Galle, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 34 (2). pp. 216-237.

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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.

Item ID: 6462
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-9270
Keywords: Anvondster; Dutch; East India Company; Galle; shipwreck; Sri Lanka
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 02:50
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210110 Maritime Archaeology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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