Chief conservator Helen Dewolf spent numerous hours cleaning a wooden nocturnal, a rare navigational device found in the shipwreck. “The nocturnal is particularly interesting and close to my heart just because it took so long to work on and clean each incised line. The artifacts that most intrigue me are those that show the marks of being made and used by human hands. I think they bring us across the centuries to touch the 1680's and that is my favorite thing about this work.” See artifact.
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