Title

Deep-water archaeological survey in the Black Sea: 2000 season

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2004

Abstract

Recent archaeological survey by sidescan sonar and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) resulted in the discovery of one of the best-preserved seagoing ships from antiquity in the anoxic waters of the Black Sea. Three shipwrecks from the 4th to 6th centuries AD, with cargoes of shipping jars from Sinop, Turkey, were found at depths of about 100 m; the fourth sits upright on the sea-bed, buried to deck level in sediment. A description of each site and identification of visible site components is followed by a discussion of directions and possible implications of future research. © 2004 The Nautical Archaeology Society.

Publication Title

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

Volume

33

Issue

1

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