Analysis of hull remains of the Dor D Vessel, Tantura Lagoon, Israel

Ya'acov Kahanov, Jeffrey G. Royal

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A relatively closely spaced set of unpegged mortise-and-tenon joints was the significant element revealed in the 7th-century AD shipwreck, Dor D. It provides additional information for the transitional period of shipbuilding in the Mediterranean, and together with additional wrecks it establishes a better database for ship construction in the 4th-11th centuries AD. The preliminary conclusions tend to draw a slightly more complicated picture of the general evolutionary trend, since they present some features that have traditionally been considered as a disappearing technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-265
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2001


  • Byzantine
  • Dor
  • Mortise and tenon
  • Tantura
  • Transitional construction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Paleontology


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