Material Culture from an early 16th century Portuguese Indiaman wreck site (Oman)
Author(s): Tânia M Casimiro
In early 1502 Vasco da Gama left Lisbon commanding an India Armada. During the voyage, the group of ships stopped in different locations along the West and East African coasts, such as Mozambique, finally sailing to India where they stayed until early 1503. Before departing back to Portugal, some of these ships remained on the Indian Ocean to disrupt maritime trade between India and the Red Sea. Two of those vessels, the Esmeralda and the São Pedro, wrecked off the coast of Oman in 1503. The wreck site of those ships was recently discovered and excavated.
This paper presents a study of the artefacts found on that site, particularly those related to everyday life, pottery being the most abundant.
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Material Culture from an early 16th century Portuguese Indiaman wreck site (Oman). Tânia M Casimiro. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441906)
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