Takahashi, Daisuke, Caldwell, David H, Caceres, Ivan, Calderon, Mauricio, Morrison-Low, A D, Saavedra, Miguel A and Tate, Jim (2007) Excavation at Aguas Buenas, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile, of a gunpowder magazine and the supposed campsite of Alexander Selkirk, together with an account of early navigational dividers. Post-Medieval Archaeology, 41 (2). pp. 270-304. ISSN 0079-4236

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Abstract

Excavations were undertaken of a ruined building at Aguas Buenas, identified as an 18th-century Spanish gunpowder magazine. Evidence was also found for the campsite of an early European occupant of the island. A case is made that this was Alexander Selkirk, a castaway here from 1704 to 1709. Selkirk was the model for Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. A detailed discussion is given of a fragment of copper alloy identifi ed as being from a pair of navigational dividers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Additional information In: David H Caldwell 'Finding Robinson Crusoe' Archaeology Scotland; Issue 27, WIN 2016
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scotland and Europe (to 2011)
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Depositing User: Mark Glancy
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 15:13
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 10:43
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/57

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