TEKTAŞ BURNU CLASSICAL GREEK & KIZILBURUN LATE HELLENISTIC SHIPWRECK EXCAVATIONS
Deborah Carlson (INA President) and Kristine Trego (INA Affiliated Scholar) are studying the ballast stone and wood fragments from the Tektaş Burnu Classical Greek Shipwreck Excavation and finishing analysis of the marble columns from the Kızılburun Late Hellenistic Shipwreck Excavation. Assisting with the analysis of Kızılburun pottery is Cécile Moulin, a Ph.D. candidate from the Université Lumière Lyon 2. Dr. Carlson is also joined by Dr. Namik Aysal, from Istanbul University, who is identifying and sampling Kızılburun and Tektaş Burnu stones.
Photo: Kristine Trego measures a table amphora from Tektaş Burnu.
ULUBURUN LATE BRONZE AGE SHIPWRECK EXCAVATION
Cemal Pulak (INA Vice President) has returned to Turkey with a team of graduate students from the Nautical Archaeology Program (NAP) at Texas A&M University to continue their work on the Canaanite jar typology and copper bun ingot catalog from the Uluburun Late Bonze Age Shipwreck Excavation.
Photo: TAMU graduate students Grace Tsai and José Casabán record lead fishnet weights from the Uluburun shipwreck
YASSIADA BYZANTINE SHIPWRECK EXCAVATION
INA co-Founder Fred van Doorninck has returned to Bodrum to continue his restudy of the Yassıada amphoras, with the assistance of INA Affiliated Scholar Justin Leidwanger. They hope to reveal uniformity in the production of the jars and provide evidence for their military use; for more information, read “Byzantine Amphoras Made for War?” in INA Quarterly 41.1:21-27.
Photo: Fred van Doorninck catalogs a transport amphora from Yassıada
YENİKAPI HARBOR SHIPWRECK EXCAVATION
INA Research Associate Mike Jones continues his examination of the Yenikapı wood remains from the Theodosian harbor excavations that revealed 37 Byzantine shipwrecks.
Photo: Michael Jones cataloging the main keel timber of YK 14 in the freshwater storage tanks at INA’s Bodrum Research Center, 2011
BURGAZ HARBORS RESEARCH PROJECT
Dr. Elizabeth S. Greene and Dr. Justin Leidwanger, both INA Affiliated Scholars, have returned to direct another season of fieldwork on the Burgaz Harbors Research Project. Though the survey takes place in Datça, Turkey, Greene and Leidwanger used the BRC as a meeting point to collect their gear and undergraduate students from Brock and Stanford Universities. This year’s field team hopes to uncover more information about the four harbors associated with Burgaz to better understand the development of the town, its ports, and its integration within a broader maritime cultural and economic landscape.
Photo: Using a Total Station to map the Hellenistic harbor.
CAPE GELIDONYA LATE BRONZE AGE SHIPWRECK EXCAVATION
Nicolle Hirschfeld (INA Affiliated Scholar) and a team of undergraduate students from Trinity University spent three weeks in Bodrum photographing and drawing artifacts from the Cape Gelidonya Late Bronze Age Shipwreck Excavation. Additionally, she has begun the process of digitizing this artifact collection and making it available to the public via a custom-designed website.