An Account of Ancient Stone Anchors in the Northern Shoreline of the Persian Gulf

Author(s): Sorna Khakzad

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Current Research in Maritime Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

This paper is an introduction to the historical stone anchors in the Northern shoreline of the Persian Gulf. This area is under ongoing and rapid urban and industrial development, with limited systematic studies on the underwater and coastal cultural heritage. This paper presents a collection of stone anchors and stone weights, which has been the results of site observation, archival study, sporadic interviews with local people and findings during the construction excavations, underwater and along the shoreline. Data on these anchors includes coordinates of finding, weight, size, photos and drawings. The main objective of this paper is to provide a categorization of these anchors and to compare them with similar findings in other areas around the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. The results of this research will enhance our knowledge about historic seafaring in the Persian Gulf and sailing between Persia and other countries during the history.

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An Account of Ancient Stone Anchors in the Northern Shoreline of the Persian Gulf. Sorna Khakzad. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449064)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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