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After the weekend, we returned to site with the focus of separating the individual elements that make up the pile. A large anchor, A2, lies atop 8 cannon.

By Kimberly Kenyon, QAR Conservator 

Some of the highlights from the second part of August include the discovery of a previously unknown cannon under a large concretion and the raising and transport of several large concretions. Here’s an overview:

The opening of a field season is always busy, and this year proved to be no exception. In our first two weeks of work, the team focused mostly on setup, laying out gridlines and placing sandbags around the perimeter of new excavation units. We recovered some artifacts, too.

Sec. Kluttz and Deputy Sec. Kevin Cherry open the Queen Anne's Revenge exhibit at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer

 

This piece introduces the Queen Anne's Revenge 12-Step conservation program, by briefly describing processes undertaken in each step of an object’s treatment. 

The QAR Lab has been located at East Carolina University’s West Research Campus since 2003.

 This post, by QAR Field Director, Conservator and Laboratory Manager Wendy Welsh, is the first in series of field updates we’ll be bringing you each week. 

This post, by QAR Field Director, Conservator and Laboratory Manager Wendy Welsh, is the first in series of field updates we’ll be bringing you each week. 

Blackbeard may be North Carolina's most notorious pirate, but he's certainly North Carolina's only infamous buccaneer. Stede Bonnet, a frequent co-conspirator of Blackbeard's gave his mentor a run for his money in terms of infamy.