Hunting New England Shipwrecks

Artifact Handling

artcon-0203.JPG (24590 bytes)Artifacts are man-made objects of historical interest. Artifacts found on shipwrecks are sometimes very special and sometimes in a delicate condition. If you find an interesting artifact and want to recover it, you'll need to know the answers to the following questions:

We're not going to provide the answers these questions here. Instead, we refer you to several Websites (see links below) that answer these questions in detail. Click on the links to view these sites in a new window. Close the window to return here.

To view some of the fine wreck artifacts that have been recovered from New England waters, check out our Photo Gallery called Artifacts.

Stinch's Artifact Preservation Guide 
Marine Artifact Conservation (Texas A&M University) 

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