Since the project began in 1996, archaeologists have recovered hundreds of thousands of artifacts. 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 lab. The Queen Anne's Revenge/La Concorde artifact assemblage reflects many aspects of early 18th-century maritime culture.
Ship parts, 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, we 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 some of the artifacts from the wreck, or you can tour our lab to experience this history firsthand.
Get Up Close and Personal
From Raleigh to the coast, there are plenty of free and easy ways to experience these artifacts firsthand.