The Pantano Longarini shipwreck: a reanalysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Viera de Castro , Luis en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Konrad , Christoph en_US
dc.creator Kampbell , Sarah Marie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -01 -14T23 :57 :54Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :36 :33Z
dc.date.available 2010 -01 -14T23 :57 :54Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :36 :33Z
dc.date.created 2007 -08 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 -05 -15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -1416
dc.description.abstract A late antique shipwreck was excavated in the Pantano Longarini marsh in the southeastern corner of Sicily in the 1960s . Despite its excellent preservation , problematic circumstances surrounding its excavation and publication have resulted in scholars ignoring or misinterpreting it . The majority of the data , including original field notes and documentation , are lost , and the drawings , plans , and photographs that remain are sometimes inconsistent and incomplete . My research reanalyzes the remains of this ship to determine how the Sicilians adapted to their marine and economic conditions within the turbulent socio -economic and political climate of late antiquity . The Pantano Longarini shipwreck demonstrates early stages in a shift from the tradition of plank -based construction to the modern system of reliance on an internal framework for structural support . Contemporary wrecks provide parallels , but unique elements distinguish this ship from those typically studied . Extremely thick timbers , a relatively flat bottom and bow and stern ramps argue that the Pantano Longarini ship was designed to carry bulk loads . Although the ship was originally reported as an extremely advanced ship , the present analysis points to a different type of watercraft : a coastal barge . Correctly identifying the Pantano Longarini ship allows us to gather information about the needs of its builders , as well as extends our knowledge of shipping and ship construction in the seventh century . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject Pantano en_US
dc.title The Pantano Longarini shipwreck : a reanalysis en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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The Pantano Longarini shipwreck: a reanalysis. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -1416 .

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