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Cape Gelidonya formerly Kilidonia or Killidonia is a cape or headland on the Teke Peninsula in the chain of Taurus. The Cape Gelidonya Wreck: Preliminary Report*. GEORGE F. BASS. PLATES 83 Just off Cape Gelidonya, in southwest Turkey, is a row of five tiny islands. FOR PROMOTING USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. NEW SERIES-VOLUME 57, PART 8. CAPE GELIDONYA: A BRONZE AGE SHIPWRECK. GEORGE F. BASS.

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We began class by briefly reviewing what archaeology is and why professionalism and rigorous standards are important to the field.

One one hand, early 20th-century underwater excavations at Artemision and Antikythera in Greece produced wonderfully preserved examples of original Greek Bronzes, or the Mahdia wreck of Tunisia loaded with marble columns, and were considered landmark projects in the fields of Art History. Other ingots onboard included copper bun and slab ingots, and an unknown number of tin ingots. On the other hand, from an archaeological persepctive, these excavations did not conform to the same standards shipweck land excavations and thus can not be considered true professional underwater archaeological investigations.

They set out to visit a number of underwater archaeological sites and finally arrived at Cape Gelidonya, where they spent most ahipwreck their time trying to identify the site. Commander Phillippe Taillez, who investigated the Titan wreck in the late dape recognized the need for professional archaeologists to participate in the excavations.

One important wooden piece was this tenon which reveals that the ship was built in the shell-first manner using pegged mortise and tenon joints. A Brief History of Underwater Archaeology Archaeology essentially began after the Renaissance, when Europeans began rediscovering the past, especially the Classical civilizations of Greece hsipwreck Rome.

It was located inand the excavation began in by Peter ThrockmortonGeorge F.


Introduction to Nautical Archaeology Notes – Cape Gelidonya

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The Cape Gelidonya shipwreck lies at the western side of the mouth of the Antalya Bay in southern Turkey. Very little can be learned archaeologically from a pile of gold coins, but the other artifacts, the distribution of the cargo, and the remains of the ship itself can tell us a great deal about the lives of past seafarers.

Archaeologists recognized the plethora of archaeological material underwater, along coastlines, in lakes and in rivers. Copper and tin are of course necessary to smelt bronze. Don’t have an account? Throckmorton came to know Captain Kemal of the Mandlincia sponge fishing boat. The Gape Gelidonya excavation page on the Institute of Nautical Archaeology site is an excellent resource for summaries of the artifacts, techniques and project history.

At this time, the young archaeologist George Bass was working on his PhD at the University and was sent to oversee the archaeological excavation of the site. He would return in under the flag of the Explorers’ Clubwith filmmaker Stan Waterman among others. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. Ethusiasts around the world jumped on the bandwagon, but it took a while gelifonya archaeologists to catch onto the trend.

Initially this took the form of visiting archaeological sites and collecting antiquities to display and show off to one’s friends.

He would make trips around the coats making bronze objects to order and buying up broken tools to reuse the material. Unfortunately, this involves searching for “valuable” shipwrecks and looting them – typically of gold and silver coins. Sign in with your library card. Back to Class Home The Gape Gelidonya excavation page on the Institute of Nautical Archaeology site is an excellent resource for summaries of the artifacts, techniques and cpe history.


Cape felidonya Cape Gelidonya on the south shipereck of Turkey. However, because Cousteau and the others were not professionally-trained archaeologists, their standards of mapping and excavations were not up to the same standards as terrestrial excavations. These are just under 2 ft. Unfortunately for their investors, Odyssey Marine – a publicly-traded company – has been posting a loss for the last three years.

By scaling the tenon found in comparison to the Uluburun tenons, one comes up with a figure of about 40ft. Odyssey and other such companies promise huge returns on their investments. INA is redesigning their website so eventually this link will change to http: If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the capf for information about how to register your code.

The public is left with the impression that treasure hunting must be a very lucrative business. He would melt down the tools to make new ones, and add copper or gelidonyx from the ingots as needed. You must be directly involved with excavations 2. Sign in to annotate. In additon, the baskets containing the Bronze tools were made using Near Eastern plants.

Cape Gelidonya

Articles containing Turkish-language text Articles containing Greek-language text Articles containing Latin-language text Coordinates on Wikidata. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Around bca vessel yelidonya unknown size seems to have ripped open its bottom on a pinnacle of rock on the northeast side of the third island from land.