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Have they finally found the wreck of the Santa Maria?

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image Barry Clifford, an American underwater archaeological explorer, may have found the wreck of the flag ship of Christopher Columbus’s fleet, the Santa Maria, which ran aground off the coast of Haiti over 500 years ago.

Sadly the wreck is already being looted while Clifford tries his hardest to gain support for excavating the wreck and preserving this great piece of history for all mankind.

Surely this is a classic case where RFID chips would be useful - if finds could be electronically tagged somehow as soon as they’re discovered?

Original photo: Dietrich Bartel

There’s a great illustrated article about this by Hanna Keyser at mental_floss:

Barry Clifford on Finding the Santa Maria—and Why the Story isn’t Over Yet

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