Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing is the former Deputy State
Archaeologist (Underwater) of North Carolina and past director of
the Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project.
Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton is the current Program Archaeologist and Curator at Fort Bragg's Cultural Resources Management Program.
Having played vital roles in the shipwreck's recovery and
interpretation, Mark U. Wilde-Ramsing and Linda F.
Carnes-McNaughton vividly reveal in words and images the ship's
first use as a French privateer and slave ship, its capture and use
by Blackbeard's armada, the circumstances of its sinking, and all
that can be known about life as an eighteenth-century pirate based
on a wealth of artifacts now raised from the ocean
Not only does it tell the exciting story of the discovery and excavation of the pirate flagship, it is a primer for underwater archaeology.--American Archaeoology
A wide range of researchers will find illuminating new data in a clearly written text that should also capture the imaginations of undergraduates and general readers.--Choice
This book would make an excellent text for an undergraduate course and also will serve as a useful reference for professionals.--American Antiquities Review
Feels like a fun and informative tour through a museum led by engaging and educated tour guides. . . . Engages directly with readers, bringing them along on the journey from Blackbeard's exploits upon the high seas three centuries ago to the dedicated team of modern-day archaeologists who documented and interpreted the archaeological record.--North Carolina Historical Review
Brings a unique body of evidence to bear on the understanding of early modern piracy.--Journal of Southern History