Pirate Archaeology vs. the Archaeology of Piracy

Written by Charles R. Ewen, coeditor of Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy The idea behind our previous book, X Marks the Spot, was “how can you tell a pirate from an ordinary sailor?”  Pirates are easy to spot in the movies.  They have patches, hooks, peglegs, and parrots—or some combination thereof.  This imagery can be traced … Continue reading Pirate Archaeology vs. the Archaeology of Piracy

Pieces of Eight

Expanding on the widely successful X Marks the Spot, Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy edited by Charles R. Ewen and Russell K. Skowronek explores the newest findings in the maritime archaeology of piracy. This new archaeology title sold out fast at this week's Society for Historical Archaeology Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, but you … Continue reading Pieces of Eight