Title

Sewn-Plank Reconstructions of Oman: construction and documentation

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Eric Staples

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

© 2019 The Authors. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology © 2019 The Nautical Archaeology Society. This paper discusses three medieval sewn-plank reconstructions undertaken in the Sultanate of Oman in the past 40 years: the Sohar, Jewel of Muscat, and al-Hariri Boat. It describes the specific methods of sewn-plank construction for each vessel and examines the different methods of documentation applied during the three projects. It concludes with a comparison of the data derived from single-wadding (al-Hariri Boat) and double-wadding (Jewel of Muscat) sewing techniques to highlight the differences between the two methods and emphasize the importance of documenting such reconstructions.

ISSN

1057-2414

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Volume

48

Issue

2

First Page

314

Last Page

334

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Experimental archaeology, Indian Ocean, medieval, Oman, sewn-plank

Scopus ID

85070924133

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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