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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Archaeologists recognized the plethora of archaeological material underwater, along coastlines, in lakes and in rivers. The reality though is that these “billion dollar” claims are highly exaggerated.

Cape Gelidonya Shipwreck – Oxford Handbooks

Later, in the 20th century the field of archaeology underwent many radical changes as researchers developed, discussed, and argued over various paradigms. Odyssey keeps their find locations secret. 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.

It was located inand the excavation began in by Peter ThrockmortonGeorge F. Thus every few months the news media erupts with the new discovery of a shipwreck found with “hundreds of millions” or “billions” of dollars of gold and silver coins. In additon, the baskets containing the Bronze tools were made using Near Eastern plants. Music Neuroscience Gelidohya Physical Sciences.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Most of the cargo consisted of copper ingots. Set standards for excavation under water. As it sank, artifacts were strewn from the opening in its hull until it settled around fifty meters away.


In other projects Velidonya Commons. Other ingots onboard included copper bun and slab ingots, and an unknown number of tin ingots.

Almost invisible, its metal cargo was nevertheless capw by Bodrum sponge diver Kemal Aras in Unless you leave a portion of the site unexcavated, the material you dig up can never be looked at again in its original context. The Gape Gelidonya excavation page on the Institute of Nautical Archaeology site is an excellent resource for summaries of the artifacts, techniques and project history.

He would probably go ashore often and set up a make-shift fountry on the beach using sand, clay and caape. Back to Class Home The Gape Gelidonya excavation page on the Institute of Nautical Archaeology site is an excellent resource for summaries of the artifacts, techniques and project history. Views Read Edit View history.

Inhe described it to American photojournalist Peter Throckmorton, who was living on Captain Kemal’s sponge-diving boat while both were writing about the sponge divers of Turkey and cataloging the ancient shipwrecks they showed him.

He would make trips around the coats making bronze objects to order and buying up broken tools to reuse the material. He had received word that a bronze statue of the Greek goddess Demeter was pulled up by fishing nets and left on the beach, but by the time he had arrived the statue was taken and would eventually find a home in the Museum fape Izmirnorth of Bodrum.


Cape Gelidonya

Almost nothing of the hull was preserved. Opposite to the promontory of Taurus [Cape Gelidonya] are the Chelionae, as many in number, and extremely dangerous to mariners. The eccentric photojournalist Peter Throckmortonout of New York, arrived there in the mids after a shipwteck 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.

Though the ingots were from Cyprus, the oil lamps found aboard were Syrian in origin.

Publications Pages Publications Pages. 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.

The mixture would start with the broken tools, and then be supplemented from the copper and tin ingots. Politics Urban Studies U. Professional archaeology developed in the 19th century by developing research questions, standards, and methodologies that enabled researches to answer specific questions about the past. These tools were used by the merchant captain of the vessel as scrap bronze. Some important considerations to remember regarding this excavation: