Staff involved in the archaeological work at the Mary Rose are helping to build skills and knowledge around the world. A number of staff now sit on government committees, teach or work in the media, providing information and direct help to many other historic wreck sites across the UK and around the world.
The wealth of objects found on the Mary Rose also helps to date similar objects found on other sites, either by sight or by detailed chemical, biochemical and molecular analysis.
The work at the Mary Rose site has also been instrumental in developing ‘experimental archaeology’, whereby experts try and recreate activities such as manufacturing or cooking from the past. Examples include shipwrightry, cooking, gun manufacture and the production of shot. Historians have also recreated the manufacture of a wide range of domestic and personal possessions, which has enabled them to understand the working methods of artisans in Tudor times.