This work details a 16-year undersea adventure and search for a fabulous treasure. The history of the search is brought to life as an archaeological jigsaw puzzle gradually coming together and an insider's account of the controversy raging over who should have access to the shipwrecks.
by R. Duncan Mathewson III
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Mathewson graduated from Dartmouth College, Florida Atlantic University, The Union Institute, and the Universities of London and Edinburgh. He has worked as an archaeological consultant for the governments of Jamaica, Ghana and the United States, as well as for numerous marine research organizations. He is the Executive Director of the National Center for Shipwreck Research based in the Florida Keys.
Mathewson was born in Pittsburgh, raised in Pelham, New York, but now lives near Key West, close to the wreck of the Atocha.