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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Ethusiasts around the world jumped on the bandwagon, but it took a while for archaeologists to catch onto the trend.

The cape is the site of a late Bronze Age shipwreck c. Don’t have an account? The underlying shiwreck of this time though was the importance placed on rigorous methods, including the creation of detailed site maps and plotting the location of individual artifacts or clusters of artifacts in order to understand their relationship to each other, both in the horizontal sense distribution over a given area and the vertical sense distribution underground, which corresponds with age.

Cape Gelidonya – Wikipedia

He would make trips around the coats making bronze objects to order and buying up broken tools to reuse the material. Archaeology essentially began after the Renaissance, when Europeans began rediscovering the past, especially the Classical civilizations of Greece and Rome.

If you watch Treasure Quest, you will see how Odyssey’s employees claim to be carrying out legitimate archaeological excavations to the same exacting standards set by professional nautical archaeologists.

Almost invisible, its metal cargo was nevertheless seen by Bodrum sponge diver Kemal Aras in Several hundred broken tools were discovered, including axes, adzes, picks, hoes, shovels, etc.

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Cape Gelidonya

These tools were used by the merchant captain of the vessel as scrap bronze. It was located inand the excavation began in by Peter ThrockmortonGeorge F. A Brief History of Underwater Archaeology Archaeology gelivonya began after the Renaissance, when Europeans began rediscovering the past, especially the Classical civilizations of Greece and Rome.


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Initially this took the form of visiting archaeological sites and collecting antiquities to display and show off to one’s friends. Remember, as a professional archaeologist: It can be visited by navigating to http: The Cape Gelidonya shipwreck lies at the western side of the mouth of the Antalya Bay in southern Turkey. This pegging replaces the lashing seen on the Khufu ship.

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. Archaeological sites can only be excavated once. This was the oldest known shipwreck at the time, only being surpassed by the discovery of the Uluburun shipwreck in the early s.

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. Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Bass believed the ship to be 30 – 35 ft in length.

Commander Phillippe Taillez, who zhipwreck the Titan wreck in the late s recognized the need for professional archaeologists to participate in the excavations. Based on distribution of the cargo, Dr.

Almost nothing of the hull was preserved. The wreck late 90ft below the surface of the Mediterranean. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We know surprisingly little about certain specific details of ship construction during the Age of Exploration, and shipwrsck treasure hunting companies continue to destroy these wrecks, we might never learn.

Most of the cargo consisted of copper ingots. Odyssey and other such companies promise huge returns on their investments. Search within my subject: Later, in the 20th century the field of archaeology underwent many radical cxpe as researchers developed, discussed, and argued over various paradigms. Cape Gelidonya and the humble beginnings of Nautical Archaeology.

Treasure hunting companies often use extremely distructive methods to recover gold from wrecks which oftn destroy the very fragile remains of the ship’s structure. Throckmorton acpe in the small city of Bodrum in the southwest of Turkey, built on the ancient city of Halicarnassuswhere the remnants of one of the ancient wonders of the world, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassuscan still be seen today. You must be directly involved with excavations 2. Music Neuroscience Philosophy Physical Sciences.


Sign in via your Institution. The eccentric photojournalist Peter Throckmortonout of New York, arrived there in the mids after a controversial campaign where he was profiling the Algerian War from the point of view of the Algerian rebels fighting against French troops, which hsipwreck later lead to an alleged altercation between himself and another team member, Claude Duthuit, who was fighting with the Shiprweck.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Articles containing Turkish-language text Articles containing Greek-language text Articles containing Latin-language shiipwreck Coordinates on Wikidata. One one hand, early 20th-century underwater excavations at Artemision and Shipwrcek 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.

The Gape Gelidonya excavation page on the Institute gelisonya Nautical Archaeology site is an excellent resource for summaries of the artifacts, techniques and project history. In This Article Bibliography. Throckmorton convinced the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to shipdreck an excavation of the site. 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.

Other ingots onboard included copper bun and slab ingots, and an unknown number of tin ingots. The Bronze Age ship at Cape Gelidonya probably hit a barely-submerged rock pinnacle near the island, then drifted to the north and west before finally sinking. Divers used both surface-supplied air as well as scuba tanks.