Book Review-‘ The Stirling Castle, a 70-gun Ship Lost in the Great Storm of 1703: Archaeological investigations 1979–2009 The Maritime Archaeology Monograph, series 4’ by J. Whitewright (ed.)

By Jack Pink, published March 2021


It is no small thing to cover 30 years of archaeological investigations in a single volume. The substantial changes to the management of shipwrecks and developments in archaeological methods make this feat all the more impressive. Despite that considerable time depth, this monograph collates all the relevant material from different field seasons and organisations to produce a detailed record of the work done to date, artefacts raised, and a record of the site’s changing condition. This is the fourth in the Maritime Archaeology Trust’s (MAT) monograph series and follows three excellent examples of site-specific investigations of shipwrecks. It is therefore no surprise that the work on Stirling Castle has resulted in such a detailed and readable volume….

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