The 5th-century B.C. shipwreck at Tektas Burnu, Turkey: Evidence for the ship's hull from nail concretions: Evidence for the ship's hull from nail concretions

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    Abstract

    The Tektaş Burnu ship (440-425 BC) sank along a rough and desolate stretch of the Turkish Aegean coast. Archaeological excavation of the shipwreck site by the stitute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University resulted the retrieval of hundreds of small fragments from the ship's wooden hull and its metal fasteners. Recent study of this artefact assemblage suggests that the coastal trader was built with pe planks and made-frames, and assembled by a shell-based construction method. Fasteners clude pegged mortise-and-tenon jots and double-clenched copper nails, and the ship may have had laced extremities consistent with other contemporaneous shipwrecks.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10-26
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
    Volume43
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

    Keywords

    • 5th century BC
    • Copper fastengs
    • Made-frames
    • Mortise-and-tenon joery
    • Shipbuildg
    • Tektaş Burnu

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