Underwater archaeobotany: plant and wood analyses from the Vrouw Maria, a 1771 shipwreck in the Finnish Baltic Sea

@article{LempiinenAvci2021UnderwaterAP,
  title={Underwater archaeobotany: plant and wood analyses from the Vrouw Maria, a 1771 shipwreck in the Finnish Baltic Sea},
  author={Mia Lempi{\"a}inen-Avci and Tuuli Timonen and Pirkko Harju and Riikka Alvik},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
  year={2021},
  volume={31},
  pages={97-106}
}
Archaeobotanical analyses together with historical records can provide unique information about the cargoes and histories of sunken ships, which are found as wrecks at the bottom of the seas all over the world. An interdisciplinary research project was undertaken on the Vrouw Maria (Lady Mary), a Dutch wooden two-masted merchant ship that sank on October 9th in 1771 in the Finnish Baltic Sea. She rested at a depth of 41 m and was in good condition when discovered. Based on written sources and… 
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