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A l'abordage ! Des armes portatives individuelles découvertes sur les vaisseaux pirates

Abstract : Belonging fully to the collective imagination of the pirate, individual portable weapons, firearms and blade weapons, however, are rarely discovered in archaeological context of sites related to piracy. The pirate shipwrecks, the most revealing sites of this outlaw activity, have gathered few occurrences to succeed in setting up archaeological syntheses. However, among these objects, there are exceptional pieces that are, in some cases, decorated with great care as is the case of pistol plates or sword guards. Through a few case studies, it has been possible to better understand the personal armament of these pirates, including rifles, pistols, ammunition, grenades, swords and daggers, most of them linked to robberies that have become the personal weapons of these buccaneers who led their crews between the late 17th and the 1st quarter of the 18th century between the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. The shipwrecks of Queen Anne’s Revenge 1718 of Blackbeard and Whydah Gally 1717 of Sam Bellamy have highlighted many of these weapons, sometimes extremely well preserved.
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Alexandre Coulaud, Jean Soulat. A l'abordage ! Des armes portatives individuelles découvertes sur les vaisseaux pirates. Archéologie de la Piraterie des XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles, Monique Mergoil, 2019, Archéologie de la Piraterie des XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles, 978-2-35518-100-9. ⟨hal-03205797⟩

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