Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

An Archaeological Study of Zuytdorp Lead Ingots

Author/s Stedman, J.

Year of publication 2009

Report Number: No. 184

Archaeologically, metal ingots derive much of their value and from the context in which they are discovered. A known shipwreck, such as that of Zuiddorp, not only provides a terminal date for the ingots, but tells us from which port they came, as well as to where they were bound. This information is important in the accurate documentation and mapping of the expanding maritime commerce that was flourishing around the world in the Post-Medieval period