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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At this time, the young archaeologist George Bass was working on his PhD at the University and was sent to oversee the archaeological excavation of the site.
The cape is the site of a late Bronze Age shipwreck c. Odyssey keeps their find locations secret. Music Neuroscience Philosophy Physical Sciences. This was the oldest known shipwreck at the time, only being surpassed by the discovery of the Uluburun shipwreck in the early s. Sign in to annotate. Most of the cargo consisted of copper ingots.
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Currents were very shiowreck, increasing the risk of kinking the air hose – which was simply a garden hose adapted for the purpose. 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.
Finally, inGeorge Bass, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania and professional archaeologist, travelled to the south coast of Turkey to excavate a Bronze Age shipwreck at Cape Gelidonya under the aegis of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Unfortunately for their investors, Odyssey Marine – a publicly-traded company – has been posting a loss for the last three years. Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge. The underlying theme 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.
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.
Bass believed the ship to be 30 – 35 ft in length. The wreck late 90ft below the surface of the Mediterranean. He would make trips around the coats making bronze objects to order and buying up broken tools to reuse the material.
They will also claim that they are the only people with the money and resources to explore these wrecks, and that if they did not excavate them, they would be lost to history forever. The public is left with geludonya impression that treasure hunting must be a very lucrative business. Search within my subject: Unless you leave a portion of the site unexcavated, the material you dig up can never be looked at shipwrec in shiprweck original context.
Throckmorton came to know Captain Kemal of the Mandlincia sponge fishing boat. Don’t have an account? The Cape Gelidonya shipwreck lies at the western side of the mouth of the Antalya Bay in southern Turkey. Archaeology essentially began after the Renaissance, when Europeans began rediscovering the past, especially the Classical civilizations of Greece and Rome.
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.
Articles containing Turkish-language cpe Articles containing Greek-language text Articles containing Latin-language text Coordinates on Wikidata. 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 mixture would start with the broken tools, and then be supplemented from the copper and tin ingots. A Brief History of Underwater Archaeology Archaeology essentially began after the Renaissance, when Europeans began rediscovering the past, especially the Classical civilizations of Greece and Rome.
For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can”t find the answer there, please contact us. You must be directly involved with excavations 2. The area around Cape Gelidonya is extremely treacherous and was known in ancient times as being especially dangerous.
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.