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Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding$
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Jun Kimura

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813061184

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813061184.001.0001

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Ship Construction Materials

Ship Construction Materials

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Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding

Jun Kimura

University Press of Florida

The chapter demonstrates the scientific examination of hull construction materials of the 13th–14th century’s East Asian ships. Ship fastenings and timbers are highlighted by looking at specimens from the Quanzhou ship and the Shinan shipwreck as well as by referring to data from the Takashima underwater site in Japan. This site is a naval battlefield related to the invasion of Japan by Kublai Khan fleet of the Mongol Empire (Yuan Dynasty) in 1281. While the ship timbers recovered from the site were disarticulated, they provide important data for the study of the organs of ship structure (fastenings and timbers) complementary to the two ships that are also analysed comparatively in this chapter from an anatomical perspective.

Keywords:   Takashima underwater site, naval battlefield, Kublai Khan fleet, Mongol Empire, underwater archaeology, iron nails, timbers, wood species identification, Kamikaze

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