Archaeologists Recover Artifacts From Shipwreck

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Marine archaeologists are preparing to study about 60 artifacts recovered from a 200-year-old shipwreck found deep in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Thursday a team of marine archaeologists presented a series of composite photographs taken by a remotely operated vehicle. The artifacts were found about 150 miles off the coast of Galveston, including from a shipwreck that is 4,300-feet underwater.

That wreck is believed to be linked to two other sunken ships found nearby. Scientists believe the vessels were involved in privateering, a form of piracy in which a government would authorize attacks on merchant ships from other nations.

The team hopes to learn where the ships originated and how they sank.


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