Serçe Limani: An Eleventh-Century Shipwreck, Volume 1: The Ship and Its Anchorage, Crew, and Passengers (Nautical Archaeology Series)

Serçe Limani: An Eleventh-Century Shipwreck, Volume 1: The Ship and Its Anchorage, Crew, and Passengers (Nautical Archaeology Series)

by George F. Bass, Sheila Matthews, J. Richard Steffy, Frederick H. van Doorninck Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890969477

ISBN-13: 9780890969472

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press


For almost a millennium, a modest wooden ship lay underwater off the coast of Serçe Limani, Turkey, filled with evidence of trade and objects of daily life. The ship, now excavated by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, trafficked in both the Byzantine and Islamic worlds of its time.

The ship is known as “the Glass

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For almost a millennium, a modest wooden ship lay underwater off the coast of Serçe Limani, Turkey, filled with evidence of trade and objects of daily life. The ship, now excavated by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, trafficked in both the Byzantine and Islamic worlds of its time.

The ship is known as “the Glass Wreck” because its cargo included three metric tons of glass cullet, including broken Islamic vessels, and eighty pieces of intact glassware. In addition, it held glazed Islamic bowls, red-ware cooking vessels, copper cauldrons and buckets, wine amphoras, weapons, tools, jewelry, fishing gear, remnants of meals, coins, scales and weights, and more.

This first volume of the complete site report introduces the discovery, the methods of its excavation, and the conservation of its artifacts. Chapters cover the details of the ship, its contents, the probable personal possessions of the crew, and the picture of daily shipboard life that can be drawn from the discoveries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890969472
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series, #1
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 12.22(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction and explanations3
2The region of Serce Limani in classical times13
3The region of Serce Limani in Byzantine times21
4An archaeological history of the anchorage31
5Discovery, excavation, and conservation49
6Introduction to ship studies73
7Recording the hull75
8The hull remains81
9Reconstruction, reassembly, and display123
10Construction and analysis of the vessel153
11Evidence for the rig of the Serce Limani ship171
12The anchors189
13Ballast distribution and weight241
14The querns255
15The ship, its lading, and its living spaces265
16Personal effects275
17Jewelry289
18Tools297
19The gaming pieces329
20Metal vessels345
21The weapons363
22Fishing gear399
23The padlocks437
24Lead-isotope analyses of glass, glazes, and some metal artifacts453
25Faunal remains471
26Plant remains495
App. AShipbuilding glossary515
App. BConcordance of lot numbers and grid areas of site519

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