Cask with lead shot
This small cask contained hundreds of lead shot for the firearms on board. Lead shot like this, each about the size of a marble, was one of the most common artifacts on the wreck. Every one of the thousands of shot the archeologists collected underwent treatment at the conservation lab.

Lead shot Lead shot in barrels on board the Belle.


Lead shot Marble-sized lead shot after conservation in the lab.

Photos: courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission.