Queen Anne's Revenge
Since the start of the Queen Anne's Revenge shipwreck project in 1996, tens of thousands of artifacts have been recovered and many of those have received at least a preliminary level of analysis. Many more still lie on the seabed or remain encased in concretion at the QAR laboratory. Overall the QAR artifact assemblage reflects many aspects of early eighteenth-century maritime culture.
Ship parts and equipment, arms, scientific, navigational and medical instruments, personal effects, and food preparation and storage items are all part of the inventory. By studying the artifacts, archaeologists are beginning to gain valuable insight into the period's naval technology, colonial provisioning, the slave trade, shipboard life, and the material culture of piracy.