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A restudy of the cylindrical amphoras from the seventh-century Yassi Ada shipwreck
|dc.creator||Van Alfen, Peter Gerritt||en_US|
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|dc.description||Includes bibliographical references.||en_US|
|dc.description||Issued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||F.H. van Doorninck, Jr.'s recent work on the piriform amphoras recovered from the 11th c. A.D. shipwreck at Serge Liman, Turkey, has shown that the volume capacity of the amphoras in liters correlate to weight capacities in Byzantine , or pounds, for red and white wine. These correlations demonstrate that, by the 1 lth c., there was a complex and controlled metrological system in use for the transportation and marketing of wine. Using the methodology developed by van Doorninck for his study, this re-examination of the cylindrical amphoras from the Yassi Ada shipwreck provides evidence for a somewhat similar metrological system in use by the 7th c. This restudy of the Yassi Ada cargo also offers a new interpretation of the shipwreck: that it was not an ordinary merchant vessel, but a ship owned and operated by the Church assisting in the provisionmnent of Byzantine troops during the final stages of the Persian War (ca. A.D. 626).||en_US|
|dc.publisher||Texas A&M University||en_US|
|dc.rights||This thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.||en_US|
|dc.title||A restudy of the cylindrical amphoras from the seventh-century Yassi Ada shipwreck||en_US|
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