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THE HULL REMAINS OF THE LATE HELLENISTIC SHIPWRECK AT KIZILBURUN, TURKEY

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by: John D. Littlefield
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Publication Date: January 24, 2013
Book Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 286
Binding: Perfect Bound
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Book Synopsis
In 1993, on a shipwreck survey of the Western Turkish coast, the Kizilburun column wreck was discovered. Excavated ceramics suggest the date of the Kizilburun shipwreck lies in the first century B.C.E. Analyses of the marble have revealed that the ship carried a cargo of monumental Proconnesian marble in the form of 8 column drums, a capital and various other pieces. Subsequent investigations point to a likely destination for the ancient city of Claros on the Karian coast of Asia Minor (modern Turkey).

Between 2005 and 2009 excavations were carried out on the column wreck by an international team of archaeologists. Wood recording and close examination was conducted by Mr. Littlefield over the course of three years. This thesis is a record of the cataloging, analyses and interpretation of the preserved elements of the Kizilburun column wreck’s wooden hull remains and the ships fasteners and offer much needed information to a scant corpus of data concerning marble carriers.
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