The Uluburun Shipwreck Descriptive Essay by OrangeRR

The Uluburun Shipwreck
A synopsis of the anthropological methods and findings in the discovery of the Uluburun shipwreck.
# 110126 | 1,165 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This papers discuses the methods and procedure used by anthropologists in the discovery of the Uluburun Shipwreck discovery.
Specifically, the paper presents a description of the site, artifacts found and methods used at Uluburun. The paper concludes that, by studying the contents, origins and methods of Mediterranean trading vessels, the scientific community is able to piece together a cohesive picture of Mediterranean cultures circa 1300 B.C.E.

From the Paper:

"Many other artifacts were found at the site. These were comprised of personal items, weapons, and mercantile items. Weights for scales were found, which make sense being present on a trading vessel. A ram's horn trumpet was found. This is similar to the modern shofar in the Jewish tradition. Many gold ambulates were found; as well as pectorals, and other jewelry. Much of the gold was in jewelry form, but some was in the scrap form, as a byproduct of jewelry making or simply for later use. Foodstuffs were also found."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cemal Pulak. The Uluburun Shipwreck: an Overview. The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology (1998) 27.3: pages 188-224 Article No. na980164
  • Cemal Pulak and George F. Bass. Bronze Age Shipwreck Excavation at Uluburun

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