Drake's Plate: The End of the Mystery?


Subject:
Geography , California: History , Frontier & Pioneer Life , Exploration

Description:
Explains a hoax, uncovered in 1977, about a brass marker discovered in 1936 that allegedly recorded the 1579 landing of Sir Francis Drake on the California coast. Discusses dating the item and suggests evidence for who created this elaborate practical joke. Includes links to a press release with a slide show and material about dating archaeological objects. From the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Publisher:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/NSD-Drakes-plate.html


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