Publications/Aug 31, 2017

New Issue of The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 46.2

New Issue of The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 46.2 lead image

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, volume 46, issue 2 (September 2017).


The Hull Construction of Yenikapı 14 (YK 14), a Middle Byzantine Shipwreck from Constantinople's Theodosian Harbour, Istanbul, Turkey
Michael R. Jones

Yenikapı 14 (YK 14) is one of 37 shipwrecks discovered by the Istanbul Archaeological Museums during the Marmaray Project excavations in Istanbul's Yenikapı neighbourhood, the site of Constantinople's Theodosian Harbour. Dated to the 9th century AD, YK 14 is one of a group of Yenikapı round ships constructed using similar methods: it was a flat-floored, shallow-draught vessel built primarily of oak using a distinctive combination of shell- and skeleton-based construction methods. Regularly spaced pegs called coaks were used to assemble the hull planking edge-to-edge from the keel to the first wale, above which planks were fastened exclusively to frames.

Seamen on Land? A Preliminary Analysis of Medieval Ship Graffiti on Cyprus
Stella Demesticha, Katerina Delouca, Mia Gaia Trentin, Nikolas Bakirtzis, and Andonis Neophytou

This article reports on the results of a research project entitled ‘KARAVOI. The Ship Graffiti on the Medieval Monuments of Cyprus: Mapping, Documentation and Digitisation’, during which 233 ship graffiti were recorded in 44 different monuments on the island, dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Innovative recording techniques have been used to mitigate the effects of the subjective or partial recording of graffiti lines on tracing paper. Apart from the study of ship graffiti as iconographic sources, particular emphasis has been given to their geographical and social context through a comprehensive analysis of the graffiti types and their spatial distribution in the monuments as well as the monuments location on the island.

Medieval Ship Graffiti from Amarynthos, Euboea, Greece
Yannis Nakas and Tobias Krapf

Two ship graffiti are presented here that were found at the site of Palaioekklisies, east of the modern town of Amarynthos, Central Euboea, some 30km east of Chalkida, Greece.