Plymouth's Tudor Wreck
Medieval ship rigging (credit: Martin Read)
  • Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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The Cattewater Wreck was discovered during dredging in 1973 and became the first wreck to be protected by the UK government. 

Excavations in the 1970s showed that the wreck was an armed merchantman dating to the early Tudor period. 

More recently, students from Plymouth University have used the latest techniques in underwater survey to examine the site without any further digging. English Heritage have also funded the examination of the original excavation archive from the 1970s in Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery which has lead onto further research being carried out using some of the latest archaeological and scientific techniques. 

This talk, given by Martin Read who lectures in Maritime Archaeology in the School of Marine Science and Engineering, will look at several aspects of this important maritime site including its discovery and protection, excavation, exploration and scientific research.

Admission is free to this talk but booking is essential via the above link.

Email connectMSE@plymouth.ac.uk for enquiries about this event.

The event is supported by the School of Marine Science and Engineering and the Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research (MarCoPol), both Plymouth University, and the Plymouth and District Archaeological Society.

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