The Caribbean: Bibliography

  • Lawrence E. Babits
  • Hans Van Tilburg
Part of the The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology book series (SSUA)


The Caribbean has been subjected to a great deal of reporting on underwater sites for a variety of reasons. One of the driving elements has been the search for vessels used in the earliest exploration of the area by Europeans. Another has been the national interest of small states seeking to learn more about their history. The presence of artifacts, often of saleable quality has led salvors into the area as well. The Caribbean area is presented in bibliographic form because it is well known and reporting is fairly good.


Small State National Interest Historical Archaeology Early Exploration Documentary Source 
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  1. Edwards, Clinton., 1992, Design and Construction of Fifteenth-century Iberian Ships: a review. Mariner’s Mirror. 78(4):419–432.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Geddes, Donald G. III., 1992, Archival Research: the Search for the Columbus Caravels at St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. Underwater Archaeology Proceedings from the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference, edited by Donald Keith and Toni Carrell, pp. 148–152. Society for Historical Archaeology, Tucson, Arizona.Google Scholar
  3. Keith, D. H. and J. J. Simmons, 1985, Analysis of Hull Remains, Ballast and Artifact Distribution of a 16th-Century Shipwreck, Molassas Reef, British West Indies. Journal of Field Archaeology 12:411–424.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. McDonald, David (trans.), 1979, Documentary Sources for the Wreck of the New Spain Fleet of 1554. Texas Antiquities Committee: Austin, Texas.Google Scholar
  5. Smith, R. C. and D. H. Keith., 1986, The Archaeology of Ships of Discovery, Archaeology 39(2):30–35.Google Scholar
  6. Weddle, R. S., 1985, Spanish Sea: the Gulf of Mexico in North American Discovery, 1500–1685, College Station: Texas.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence E. Babits
    • 1
  • Hans Van Tilburg
    • 2
  1. 1.East Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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