The 'Dor 2006' shipwreck: The ceramic material

Diego Barkan, Assaf Yasur-Landau, Hans Mommsen, David Ben-Shlomo, Yaacov Kahanov

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The 'Dor 2006' shipwreck was discovered in 2006 south of the Dor/Tantura lagoon, Israel. The hull remains are of a large ship that was unable to enter the shallow anchorage. Among the finds were 20 ceramic items, including bowls, cooking-pots, jugs, a juglet, lids and amphoras. The cargo has not yet been found. Pottery typology, coins and 14C tests of organic material date the shipwreck to between the second half of the 6th and the first quarter of the 7th centuries CE. The construction tradition is different from contemporary shipwrecks from Dor. Petrography and chemical composition analyses of the ceramics indicate an eastern Mediterranean origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-143
Number of pages27
JournalTel Aviv
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2013


  • Byzantine shipwrecks
  • Dor
  • Dor 2006 shipwreck
  • Levant coast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Archaeology


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