Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 03 August 2020

Abstract and Keywords

The objective of recording the excavated shipwreck is to provide a basis for reconstructing the ship from the archaeological findings. This article describes two projects, carried out between 1985 and 2009, that demonstrate shallow-water excavation methods and the treatment of shipwrecks, employed in Ma'agan Mikhael ship and the shipwrecks in Dor lagoon. The process of excavating, documenting, analyzing, and reconstructing the original form and construction of a shipwreck is different in each case, although the general principles are common. Proper archaeology—delicate excavation, recording, measuring, and photographing—becomes tricky and complicated and must be done fast, professionally, and efficiently. The shipwreck provides details about construction, trading route, place of wreck, and the cargo gives information on trading of the period.

Keywords: ship reconstruction, excavation, shipwreck treatment, archaeology, archaeological findings, Ma'agan Mikhael ship

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.