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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Scuba opened up the underwater world to anyone able to afford the equipment. He would make trips around the coats making bronze objects to order and buying up broken tools to reuse the material.

I guess their’ a sucker born every minute. Commander Phillippe Taillez, who investigated the Titan wreck in the late s recognized the need for professional archaeologists to participate in the excavations.

Sign in with your library card. Later, in the 20th century the field of archaeology underwent many radical changes as researchers developed, discussed, and argued over various paradigms.

shpwreck This was the oldest known shipwreck at the time, only being surpassed by the discovery of the Uluburun shipwreck in the early s. It was located inand the excavation began in by Peter ThrockmortonGeorge F.

Some important considerations to remember regarding this excavation: On the other hand, from an archaeological persepctive, these excavations did not conform to the same standards of land excavations and thus can not be considered true professional underwater archaeological investigations.

In view of the cargo’s nature and composition the finding are of a Greek Mycenean provenance.

Cape Gelidonya Shipwreck – Oxford Handbooks

This was one of the first projects that led to the development of the field of nautical archaeologyalong with the excavation of the Viking Skuldelev ships at Roskilde inand the discovery and raising of the Swedish warship the Vasa in Remember, as a professional archaeologist: Among the finds were Mycenaean potteryscrape coppercopper and tin ingots, and merchant weights.

Gelidobyahe described it to American photojournalist Peter Throckmorton, who was gelidonua on Captain Kemal’s sponge-diving boat while both were writing about the sponge divers of Turkey gelidnya cataloging the ancient shipwrecks they showed him. Cape Gelidonya and the humble beginnings of Nautical Archaeology. 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. The cape is the site of a late Bronze Age shipwreck c.


Divers used both surface-supplied air as well as scuba tanks.

INA is redesigning their website so eventually this link will change to http: Professional archaeology developed in the 19th century by developing research questions, standards, and methodologies that enabled researches to answer specific questions about the past. Other than the initial reports published in the media of “treasure wrecks” being found, virtually nothing more is actually learned from these important resources that they are destroying.

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. 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.

All signs point to shipwrdck Syrian origin for the gelidoonya. Ethusiasts around the world jumped on the bandwagon, but it took a while for eglidonya to catch onto the trend.

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. The eccentric photojournalist Peter Throckmortonbelidonya 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 would later lead to an alleged altercation between himself and another team member, Claude Duthuit, who was fighting with the French.

Treasure hunting companies often use extremely distructive methods to recover gold from wrecks which oftn destroy the sgipwreck fragile remains of the ship’s structure. Most of the cargo consisted of copper ingots. Recently, Odyssey Marine, a treasure hunting company out of Tampa, Florida has received a lot of media attention due to their new television program, “Treasure Quest” on the Discovery Channel, and their recent discovery of HMS Victory.


Cape Gelidonya

Thus every few months the news media shpiwreck with the new discovery of a shipwreck found with “hundreds of millions” or “billions” of dollars of gold and silver coins. The wreck late 90ft below the surface of the Mediterranean. The ship was also carrying many baskets full of broken bronze tools, several of which had Cypriote signs scratched on them. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Politics Urban Studies U. Other ingots onboard included copper bun and slab ingots, and an unknown number of tin ingots. Articles shipsreck Turkish-language text Articles containing Greek-language text Articles containing Latin-language text Coordinates on Wikidata.

Archaeological sites can only be excavated once. They returned in and completed the first archaeological excavation of an underwater shipwreck in its entirety. One one hand, early 20th-century underwater excavations at Artemision and Antikythera 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.

Cape Gelidonya – Wikipedia

Throckmorton arrived in the small city of Bodrum sbipwreck 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.

Throckmorton came to know Captain Kemal of the Mandlincia sponge fishing boat.

Set standards for excavation under water. More recently, the discovery of a stone anchor that weighs as much as the largest anchor on the Bronze Age wreck at Uluburun believed to be 50 ft long gelidnya caused a re-evaluation of the Gelidonya ship’s size.

He would return in under the flag of the Explorers’ Clubwith filmmaker Stan Waterman among others. Almost nothing of the hull was preserved.

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