This volume is a collection of 19 articles in three sections reporting on recent research on the archaeology of shipwrecks, harbours, and maritime landscapes in the Mediterranean region. The shipwrecks section looks at excavated vessels from Mazotos, Modi Island, the port of Rhodes, Naples, and Narbonne, as well as a sailing reconstruction of the Ma‘agan Mikhael ship.
The harbours section includes articles on areas from the Levant to Seville looking at a variety of harbour defence systems and dockyards dating from the Hellenistic period to the 12th century AD.
Articles in the third section on maritime cultural landscapes combine data sets to examine human interactions with the sea: navigation from the perspectives of the accounts of early geographers, the skills required by the earliest sailors, and the contextual reconstruction of sea routes; coastal survey and resource use; and geoarchaeological evidence used to analyse the choice of harbour location.
This book will be of interest to students and archaeologists researching the Mediterranean region, and all interested in a wide range of recent advances in maritime archaeology.
About the Editors
Dr Stella Demesticha, Associate Professor of Maritime Archaeology at the University of Cyprus, Archaeological Research Unit, Department of History and Archaeology.
Dr Lucy Blue, Senior lecturer at the University of Southampton, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, and the Maritime Archaeological Director of the Honor Frost Foundation.
Dr Kalliopi Baika, Associate Professor of Mediterranean Maritime Archaeology at Aix-Marseille University, France/archaeologist, EUA, Ministry of Culture.
Dr Carlo Beltrame, Associate Professor of Maritime Archaeology, Cà Foscari University of Venice.
Prof. David Blackman, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, University of Oxford; former Director of the British School of Archaeology at Athens.
Dr Deborah Cvikel, researcher at the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies and a senior lecturer in the Department of Maritime Civilizations, both at the University of Haifa.
Dr Helen Farr FSA, Associate Professor in Archaeology at the University of Southampton
Prof. Dorit Sivan, Emeritus at the Department of Maritime Civilizations, L. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa.
The Arduous Voyage of Underwater Research on the LBA Shipwreck off Modi Islet
Christos Agouridis and Myrto Michalis
The Mazotos Shipwreck, Cyprus: a preliminary analysis of the amphora stowage system
Final Report on the Remains of Four Vessels Found in the Ancient Harbour of Naples, Italy Dating to the Late 2nd Century BC and the Late 2nd–Late 3rd Century AD
Giulia Boetto, Pierre Poveda, and Chiara Zazzaro
The Mandirac 1 Shipwreck, Narbonne, France
Marie-Pierre Jézégou, Patrick Andersch Goodfellow, Jonathan Letuppe, and Corinne Sanchez
A Late-12th-Century Byzantine Shipwreck in the Port of Rhodes: a preliminary report
George Koutsouflakis and Eric Rieth
The Construction of the Ma‘agan Mikhael II Ship
Deborah Cvikel and Avner Hillman
Patara’s Harbour: new evidence and an overview of the sequence of harbour-related defence systems
Erkan Dündar and Mustafa Koçak
The Harbour(s) of Ancient Torone; the search for their location and reflections on Honor Frost’s hypothesis concerning shipbuilding in the area
J. Lea Beness, and Tom Hillard
The Hellenistic–Early Roman Harbour of Akko: preliminary finds from the archaeological excavations at the foot of the seawall, 2008–2014
Jacob Sharvit, Bridget Buxton, and Alexandra Ratzlaff
The Submerged Monumental Complex of the Roman Harbour of Fossae Marianae, Gulf of Fos, France: an overview of preliminary results
Souen Fontaine, Mourad El-Amouri, Frédéric Marty, and Corinne Rousse
The First Marine Structures Reported from Roman/Byzantine Ashkelon, Israel: do they solve the enigma of the city’s harbour?
Ehud Galili, Baruch Rosen, Asaf Oron, and Elisabetta Boaretto
Fortified Crusader Harbours of the Syro-Lebanese-Palestinian Coast
The Port of Ishbiliyya and its Shipsheds: transformations of the Guadalquivir River and the port of Seville during the Islamic period with an introduction to the 12th-century Almohad dockyard
Carlos Cabrera Tejedor, and Fernando Amores Carredano
Maritime cultural landscapes
Mariners, Maritime Connectivity, and the Ritual of Sea Travel in Early Neolithic Cyprus
The Effects of Coastline and River Changes on Anchorages, Harbours, and Habitation Patterns: the case of Akko
M. Artzy, C. Morhange, H. Jol, G.I. López, A. Abu-Hamid, Y. Salmon, and A.K. Killebrew
Aegean Navigation and the Shipwrecks of Fournoi: the archipelago in context
Peter Campbell and George Koutsouflakis
Istros, Black Sea Coast, Romania: a geoarchaeological perspective on the location of the harbour(s)
A. Bivolaru, V. Bottez, A. Asăndulesei, A. Vladu, T. Sava, M. Giaime, and C. Morhange
Navigating Perceptions: mariners and geographers of the Roman Levant
The Rock-Cut Shoreline Features of Dana Island and the Maritime Landscape of the Taşucu Gulf, Rough Cilicia
Michael R. Jones