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This wooden telescope eyepiece was recovered archaeologically from * Betsy shipwreck (44YO0088) in the York River, off the coast of Yorktown, Virginia The remains ofBetsy were in especially good condition, providing the opportunity to gather data on eighteenth-century ship construction and furishings (Broadwater 1992:39). It was part of a fleet of vessels that were scuttled by the British in 1781. See John Broadwater 1992 Shipwreck in a Swimming Pool: An Assessment of the Methodology and Technology Utilized on the Yorktown Shipwreck Archaeological Project. Historical Archaeology* 26(4):26-46, and Broadwater “Yorktown Shipwreck” in June 1988 National Geographic pp. 804-823. This artifact was 3-D scanned with a Go!Scan 50 at the archaeological curation facility of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources in Richmond, Virginia. Courtesy of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources which has given permission for the model to be downloadable for non-commercial educational purposes.
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