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Early 18th century hand grenades on the North American Atlantic Coast : an experimental archaeology study / by Stephen Lacey.

Author/creator Lacey, Stephen author.
Other author/creatorParkerson, Donald Hugh, degree supervisor.
Other author/creatorEast Carolina University. Department of History.
Format Theses and dissertations, Electronic, and Book
Publication Info [Greenville, N.C.] : [East Carolina University], 2019.
Description75 pages : illustrations (chiefly color)
Supplemental Content Access via ScholarShip
Summary In the first half of the eighteenth century, standardization of weapons appears in cannon, shot, and small arms. No comparative study has been conducted to determine if grenades follow this pattern. In this study, three collections of cast iron grenades dating from 1700-1750 were compared to determine if any statistical significance exists. If so, this will form the basis to create a taxonomy to assist in dating sites. Furthermore, grenade blasts from this era are reported in the historical record but recorders barely understood ballistics. An experimental phase has been designed into the project to fully record a blast via controlled detonation. The concussive force and decibel levels were recorded to help assess potential damage. Upon completion, medical evaluations can be made to determine the full lethality of cast iron grenades. This allows an evaluation of historical records for unexplained deaths, altered behaviors post battle, and critical evaluation of historical documents on grenade lethality.
General notePresented to the faculty of the Department of History
General noteAdvisor: Donald H. Parkerson
General noteTitle from PDF t.p. (viewed September 5, 2019).
Dissertation noteM.A. East Carolina University 2019.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: Adobe Reader.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web.

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