Since the start of the Queen Anne's Revenge shipwreck project in 1996, tens of thousands of artifacts have been recovered. 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 18th 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.
Browse the images below to see details on a sampling of the artifacts recovered, click the links on the right to discover more about different categories of artifacts and find out how you can see some of these amazing artifacts in person.