Title

The Wolf: The Last Remnants of the age of Sail in Southern Oman

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

Publication Date

1-1-2022

Abstract

This article looks at a specific southern Arabian sailing vessel named the Wolf (al-Dhi’b), in order to better understand the life of a coastal trader on the southern Arabian coast that lived in the last days of commercial sail. Vessels such as the Wolf carried local products such as sardines, abalone and frankincense to northern Oman and Yemen, returning with dates and necessary foodstuffs shipped to Aden from India and East Africa. The article examines the remains of the Wolf, based on data from multiple documentation surveys, in conjunction with information gained from oral history interviews in order to highlight the central role that vessels such as the Wolf played in the maritime economic and social networks of the region.

ISSN

1057-2414

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Keywords

Ethnography, Indian Ocean, Oman

Scopus ID

85136018334

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

Share

COinS