The Dor 2001/1 shipwreck, Israel - A summary of the excavation

Hadas Mor, Yaacov Kahanov

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-289
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2006


  • Byzantine period
  • Dor
  • Dor2001/1
  • Frame-based
  • Tantura lagoon
  • Transition in construction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Paleontology


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