Material Culture from the Al Hallaniyah Isle Early 16th-Century Portuguese Indiaman Wreck-site

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Abstract

Excavation of an underwater site on Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman, conducted from 2013 to 2015, confirmed the presence of at least one early 16th-century shipwreck. The location is believed to be where Vincente and Brás de Sodré’s Esmeralda and the São Pedro, both part of Vasco de Gama's second voyage to India, were wrecked in 1503. This article describes the ceramic and other domestic material assemblage. It is a study of the objects used by sailors on board in their daily lives. The non-European ceramics also give indications of supplies, cargoes, and plunder acquired during the voyage. These aspects of the assemblage provide two different perspectives on the new era of maritime global trade.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Volume47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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