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Stone anchors from the Mediterranean coasts of Anatolia, Turkey: Underwater surveys and archaeometrical investigations

Evrin, V
Oke, G
Turkemnoglu, AG
Demirci, S
This study is mainly based on the expeditions and underwater study of stone anchors from the Cilician coast, Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and the Kas Uluburun wreck. The stone anchors found on the Cilician coast are very similar to eastern Mediterranean stone anchors with respect to shape and characteristics. The stone anchors from BMUA and KUW were examined by thin section and XRD analysis. They are made of volcanic, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The study indicates that the anchors are similar to others found in the Mediterranean.