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'The Ghost Ship': An Intact Fluyt from c.1650 in the Middle of the Baltic Sea
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Archaeology. Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Maritime Archaeological Research Institute.
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Archaeology. Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Maritime Archaeological Research Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5442-1981
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, ISSN 1057-2414, E-ISSN 1095-9270, Vol. 41, no 2, 350-361 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We report an exceptionally well preserved 17th-century shipwreck in the Baltic Sea. The investigation of the intact 3-dimensional hull at 130 m depth in the cold dark water has demanded new methods of documentation. Field investigation of ‘The Ghost Ship’ has been done in co-operation with a nautical survey company, combining archaeological skills with advanced technology and filming for a television documentary. The discovery offers detailed knowledge about Dutch shipbuilding and the construction of fluyts. We also believe that study of the social organisation aboard this small trading ship can give insights into the mentality and ideology of the period.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Vol. 41, no 2, 350-361 p.
Keyword [en]
Baltic Sea, Dutch shipbuilding, fluyt, deep-water archaeology, Sweden, 17th century
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History Archaeology
Research subject
Historical Studies; Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17210DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-9270.2012.00342.xISI: 000307501300005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84865120758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-17210DiVA: diva2:560945
Available from: 2012-10-16 Created: 2012-10-16 Last updated: 2016-10-06Bibliographically approved

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