1960 NORMAN SCOTT @ PORT ROYAL
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American marine archaeologist Norman Scott traveled to
Royal, Jamaica, in hopes to excavate Fort Carlisle (Marx 89). However, due to faulty equipment that was constantly breaking, Scott was only able to uncover a wooden wheel, and a few bottles and clay pipes (Pawson and Buisseret 145).
diver using SCUBA gear to explore Port Royal
Captain Sir Henry Morgan was a pirate, and privateer, ending up as the Governor of Jamaica. He was buried at Palisadoes Cemetery, then Port Royal was washed into the Caribbean Sea, the result of an earthquake and tsunami in 1692. Not to be seen again for 300 years.
ARCHAEOLOGY EXCAVATION IN PORT ROYAL
Norman Scott explored Fort Carlisle.
1969 - 1970: Philip Mayes Excavation. Mayes was hired by the Jamaican National Trust Commission to continue research. Mayes is accredited with uncovering St. Paulís Church of Port Royal, the largest building of the 17th century city.
Port Royal mangroves: Hurricane Refuge lagoon, Fort Rocky lagoon and Cemetery lagoon.
earthquake in the Caribbean
struck Port Royal, Jamaica, on
the 7th of June 1692. A stopped pocket watch found in the harbor during a 1959 excavation
conducted by Edwin
Link and his wife Marion, indicated that the resultant tsunami occurred around 11:43 AM local time.
Port Royal is a contender for World Heritage Site listing to become a landmark or area with legal protection by an international convention administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance.
A timepiece was recovered from the sands at old Port Royal, with the exact moment recorded, when the wearer was taken by the tsunami, as being 11:43 on the 7th June 1692.
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