October 29, 2008

Robinson Crusoe archaeology

Filed under: Uncategorized — acagle @ 10:42 am

The Real Robinson Crusoe – Evidence Of Alexander Selkirk’s Desert Island Campsite

“The evidence uncovered at Aguas Buenas corroborates the stories of Alexander Selkirk’s stay on the island and provides a fascinating insight into his existence there. We hope that Aguas Buenas, with careful management, may be a site enjoyed by the increasing number of tourists searching for the inspiration behind Defoe’s masterpiece.”

The name Selkirk seems familiar, but I never knew the story was based on a real incident.

Artist’s conception of what the real Robinson Crusoe Alexander Selkirk may have looked like:

1 Comment

  1. Alexander Selkirk was left on the island after falling out with his ship’s captain, not a good idea when you’re in the middle of nowhere!

    Comment by Hairysteve20 — October 29, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

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