In Search of Unique Iberian Ship Design Concepts

  title={In Search of Unique Iberian Ship Design Concepts},
  author={F. Castro},
  journal={Historical Archaeology},
  • F. Castro
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • History
  • Historical Archaeology
Defining 15th- and 16th-century Iberian shipbuilding traditions related to European expansion overseas is a difficult task. Scarce documentary evidence and the systematic destruction of Spanish and Portuguese shipwrecks by those with a purely monetary agenda make the task even more complex. In spite of these obstacles, data suggests that a distinctive shipbuilding tradition existed on the Iberian Peninsula. Through careful mining of the documentary and archaeological evidence, the concepts… 

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