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Unformatted text preview: Underwater Archaeology Underwater Archaeology at at Port Royal, Jamaica Port Royal, Jamaica ATAMU/INA PROJECT Port Royal, JAMAICA Largest English town in the New World when it sank during an earthquake on June 7, 1692. Located at the tip of an 18 mile long sand spit. INA spent 10 years excavating the 17th- century, submerged remains 1654 Oliver Cromwell sends a fleet to capture Hispaniola, 1654 Oliver Cromwell sends a fleet to capture Hispaniola, but it failed but it failed Admiral Penn and General Venables fearing retribution Admiral Penn and General Venables fearing retribution for their failure attacked the garrison at Port Royal for their failure attacked the garrison at Port Royal A fort was quickly built named Fort Cromwell and, in A fort was quickly built named Fort Cromwell and, in 1660, Fort Charles 1660, Fort Charles The deep harbor and central location attracted mariners, The deep harbor and central location attracted mariners, merchants, craftsmen, and prostitutes merchants, craftsmen, and prostitutes By 1689, half the population of 4,000 were involved in By 1689, half the population of 4,000 were involved in trade and piracy trade and piracy By 1670, it became the center of trade for sugar, slaves, By 1670, it became the center of trade for sugar, slaves, and raw materials and raw materials After 1670, mercantile center of the Caribbean and the After 1670, mercantile center of the Caribbean and the wickedest city in the world wickedest city in the world 1690 Boston, population ca. 6,000 1690 Boston, population ca. 6,000 Port Royal, between 6,500 and 10,000...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course ANTH 318 taught by Professor Oertling during the Spring '09 term at Texas A&M University-Galveston.

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