Next, we have a video brochure of theand leader of the original excavation of the Uluburun shipwreck.
His prediction foresees the incredibly bright future for maritime archaeology, which the application of new developments in deep diving technology is revealing.
It’s known as the in the Levant during the Middle Bronze Age.
The usual direction of the sea routes are not shown, but the route was pretty much dictated by the currents and winds, and was more easily sailed counterclockwise to take advantage of prevailing water currents and winds.
Especially interesting to me is the large difference between the date of 1441 BC for a big piece of wood (I presume part of the hull, harvested before hull construction) and the pieces of firewood aboard dated at 1319 BC (probably a year before the wreck).Clearly, coastal freighters traded periodically with the same port markets, as-well-as connecting regular customers as importers or exporters and some as both. Various people have noted that the cargo of ten tons of copper ingots and one ton of tin ingots on the Uluburun Shipwreck would be enough to supply a city state’s army with bronze weaponry.(below) provides power for our square-sailed ship to change its heading from west to south from the Aegean to Santorini, Crete, Libya, and Egypt, as needed for the western side of the above trading route.The Mediterranean currents map below shows that currents are also favorable for the counterclockwise trade route shown earlier, as centuries of sailing this region taught the survivors, and their genetic descendants.Vagaries of the weather affect the wind over this (and all) regions, and certainly made sailing even riskier for Bronze Age seamen.Turkish sponge divers were often consulted by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology's (INA) survey team on how to identify ancient wrecks while diving for sponges.Çakir’s findings urged Oğuz Alpözen, Director of the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, to send out an inspection team of the Museum and INA archaeologists to locate the wreck site.Summing it up, I include a scholarly paper detailing the We might wonder how the wreck was dated precisely at 1319 BC.The following link gives a well-written and precise answer, illustrating the complexity and ripple-effect implications of archaeological dating.The oak-hulled When we watched Uluburun III sink off those rocks in the video above, we were watching the setup of the laboratory for a new course on underwater archaeology at Kas, Turkey.The following is a video brochure for the new school, incorporating an to the Uluburun shipwreck, the new underwater archaeology course, photos of the Uluburun III replica on the bottom, and of students practicing the management of an underwater excavation.