On Shipwreck Conservation
On conservation of objects, a tricky and complex business, read:
The Elements of Archaeological Conservation by J. M. Cronyn. Routledge, London and New York, 1990.
For a start in shipwrecks, history and underwater archaeology, read:
Ships and shipwrecks of the America: A history based on Underwater Archaeology edited by George F. Bass. Thames and Hudson, London, 1988.
For a guide to the mission and practice of underwater archaeology, read:
Archaeology Underwater: The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice. Henry Ling Ltd., Dorechester, Great Britain.
There are many good books on Columbus and his voyages to the New World, one example:
Columbus by Bjorn Landstrom The Macmillan Company, New York, 1966
On the History of the Islands
A Pocket Guide to the West Indies: British Guiana, British Honduras, the Bermudas, the Spain Main and the Panama Canal by Algernon E. Aspinall. 4th edition. Duckworth and Co., London, 1914.
Islanders in the Stream: A History of the Bahamian People from Aboriginal Times to the End of Slavery by Michael Craton and Gail Saunders. Volume I. University of Georgia Press, London and Athens, Georgia, 1992.
The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself edited by Moira Ferguson. 5th edition. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1996.
Turks Island Landfall by H E Sadler
The Turks and Caicos Islands. Lands of Discovery by Amelia Smithers and Anthony Taylor (Third Edition)
A Guide to the Turks and Caicos National Museum edited by Nigel Sadler
Turks and Caicos Islands in Old Photographs by Nigel Sadler
Slave History of the Turks and Caicos Islands by Nigel Sadler
On the Lucayan Indians
For a picture of the only other Lucayan Taino canoe paddle ever found (now housed at the Smithsonian), see: “Clues to Lucayans History on Samana” in National Geographic, November 1996 (Vol. 170, No. 5).
The People who Discovered Columbus by William Keegan. University of Florida Press, 1992.
Columbus and the Golden World of the Island Arawarks by D. J. R. Walker. Ian Randle Publishers, Kingston, Jamaica, 1992.
Pre-Columbian Archaeology of the Turks and Caicos Islands by William F. Keegan
Caribbean Archaeology , Florida Museum of Natural History
Many of these publications are available in the Museum Shop.
On the Salt Trade
“Turks Islands Salt, Enslavement and the Newfoundland-West Indian Trade” by Margot Maddison-Macfayden, Newfoundland Quarterly, 105(1):40-44, 2012. (Turks Island Salt_NQ_v105_n01_2012.pdf)