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Keywords:

  • Dor;
  • Tantura lagoon;
  • Dor 2001/1;
  • Byzantine period;
  • transition in construction;
  • frame-based

Dor 2001/1 was probably a Byzantine coaster carrying building stones, dated to the end of the 5th or beginning of the 6th century AD. No shell-first construction features were identified, specifically no kind of planking edge-joints; but instead all the essential components showed that it was a frame-based hull. Thus it is apparently among the earliest frame-based shipwrecks found so far in the Mediterranean.

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