Atocha Wooden Bed Post, Tag #85413
By James Sinclair, MA
Perhaps one of the more unique finds from the Atocha over the past permit period is that of a turned wooden bed post.
Turned Lignum Vitae Bed Post, tag #85413, found by the Dare
Length: 144.8 cm.
Width: 9.5 cm.
Min. Width: 15 mm
Weight 8.4 kg.
This fragment of opulent furniture was located not far from the Primary Cultural Deposit. The Wood was so hard that when first located crew believed that the object might be modern. The first order of investigation was to identify the type of wood that the bed post was made of.