Underwater Archaeology

Underwater Archaeology - Underwater Archaeology George...

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Underwater Archaeology George Bass- father of underwater archaeology Cape Gelidonya wreck for dissertation sunk 1200 BC Works at Texas A & M 1982- off the coast of Turkey- Bass gets word Turkish sponge diver found something found copper incates in shape of oxen hide originally researchers used to dive themselves to find wrecks o instead asked sponge divers if they saw things and paid them for finds o 17 year old sponge diver found wreck o dove 1983-1996 two dives a day o no accidents Ship went down in 1300 BC Not sure what it was doing: going to ports, royal gift, ??? Objects from 7 different cultures abroad one ship Ulak now in charge, Bass retired o Texas A&M has modern day diving ship anchored above ancient ship wreck Between Tut and the Trojan War o Found wood in hull of ship Dendrichronology Carbon-14 o Dating using pottery o Dating using Egyptian scarab w/ royal name Built camp on side of rock, taken down every year o
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