A Lost Cargo: An Archaeological Study of Amphorae of a Late Roman Merchant Ship in the Western Black Sea

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    This paper discusses the remains of a ceramic assemblage associated with the cargo of a Late Roman trading vessel, discovered by the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (BSMAP) in 2017. Dating from the early 4th century AD, this previously undisturbed wreck is arguably the most comprehensive assemblage of a Late Roman trading vessel yet discovered outside of the Mediterranean. Through comparative analysis of 81 amphorae in the forward section of the wreck, this paper aims to draw further understanding of the maritime trade systems that operated between the major seas of the Eastern Roman empire.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2021
    EventFourth Maritime Archaeology Graduate Symposium (MAGS) - Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France
    Duration: 25 Nov 202126 Nov 2021


    ConferenceFourth Maritime Archaeology Graduate Symposium (MAGS)


    • shipwreck
    • Black Sea region
    • Late Roman
    • history
    • archaeology
    • maritime
    • heritage

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