Divers found 19.1 pounds of annatto at the shipwreck. It was in small, dark red blocks. A few were almost brick size, but most were smaller. Marks of straps or bands were on several pieces. Cloth impressions were on some. These marks suggest that the blocks may have been wrapped for transport. No preserved annatto seeds or pods were in the material from El Nuevo Constante. However, the impression and molds of many seeds were in several concretions.
Click on the image to the left for a closer look.
|© 2015 Louisiana Division of Archaeology - click here to return to Discover Archaeology's Interactive Exhibits.|