X Marks the Spot – The Archaeology of Piracy

Skowronek, Russell K. and Charles R. Ewen – editors

ISBN/ISSN: 0813028752
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Artifacts, Whidah, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Fiery Dragon, Speaker, Port Royal
Comments: Anthology; extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.5”
Pages: 339
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the University Press of Florida, Gainesville (2006), in hardback with a dust jacket.
This anthology separates pirate fact from fiction, based on excavated pirate ships (“Whidah”, “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, “Fiery Dragon”, and “Speaker”) and terrestrial pirate lairs (Port Royal, Jamaica; Madagascar; Grand Terre Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana; and Roatan).  It also contrasts pirate ships with contemporary merchant ships and naval vessels.  Many artifacts are pictured.