Natière : The Saint-Malo shipwrecks
In 1995, the wrecks of two large corsairs were discovered near Saint-Malo, sunken at the base of the Natière reef. Ten years of underwater archaeological exploration have raised the curtain on a forgotten chapter of commerce raiding.
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Made of Normandy stoneware, wreck of the L'Aimable Grenot (1749). While sifting its contents, the team discovered several hundred plant seeds. They were analysed by Véronique Matterne (Inrap/Cravo, UMR 7041 Arscan) and were found to be from the Solanaceae family, most likely the Capsicum genus (which includes chili and bell peppers), originally from subtropical South America. (Ref. : Nat 854)
Frédéric Osada (Images Explorations) © MCC / DRASSM
Discovery of a leather shoe
Discovery of a leather shoe, the Dauphine (1704).
Vidéo © Adramar / Thierry Boyer
Bones from a macaque that were discovered in the kitchen area of the Dauphine (1704). This young Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus) was the only known victim of the shipwreck. It was less than six months old. (Ref. : Nat122)
Dessin Marie-Noëlle Baudrand (Adramar), photo Frédéric Osada (Images Explorations) © MCC / DRASSM