Historical Development of Asian Anchors, as Evidenced by Two Wooden Anchors Found in Northern Vietnam

Jun Kimura, Randall Sasaki, Vu Long

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    Abstract

    This article presents the result of research on two large wooden anchors recently identified in Hanoi, Vietnam. Some features of the anchors show similarities with anchors originating from East Asian regions, but the research demonstrates that they are probably from ships locally constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the attempt to clarify the origin of these anchors, it was discovered that there has been little discussion on the historical development of anchors in East and Southeast Asia. Therefore, this article will also assess the significance of the two anchors in the regional evolvement of anchors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)361-373
    Number of pages13
    JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
    Volume40
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

    Keywords

    • East asia
    • Vietnam
    • Wooden anchor

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