Description and Analysis of the Finds from the 2006 Turkish Coastal Survey: Marmaris and Bodrum


  • Jeffrey G. Royal

    1. Archaeological Director, RPM Nautical Foundation; Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology and Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University; 7009 Shrimp Road, Coral Lagoon #3, Key West, FL 33040, USA
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In the summer of 2006, RPM Nautical Foundation continued its survey along the south-western Turkish coast. After completing the verification of anomalies along the south-east Bozburun peninsula close to Marmaris, a new survey was conducted along the coast near Bodrum. Additional shipwrecks were discovered, those of historic interest ranging in date from Roman Republican to Ottoman. This report describes the shipwreck sites and some of the random finds along the Bozburun coast, as well as the depositional characteristics in the Bodrum approaches.

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