The Arade 1 Shipwreck: Preliminary Results of the 2004 and 2005 Field Seasons


  • Vanessa Loureiro,

    1. Archaeologist, PhD Grant Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, DANS/IGESPAR
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  • João Gachet Alves

    1. Archaeologist, DANS/IGESPAR, Divisão de Arqueologia Náutica e Subaquática, Instituto de Gestão do Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico, Av. da Índia, 136, 1300–300, Lisboa, Portugal
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Lost after partial destruction by dredging in 1970, Arade 1 was a priority for the Centro Nacional de Arqueologia Náutica e Subaquática (CNANS). The upper part of the hull, lying over a 7-m-long area of the bed of the Arade river, was fully observed and recorded during the first two seasons (2001 and 2002) and dismantled in a third phase (2003). The 2004 and 2005 seasons aimed at the excavation, full recording and dismantling of the lower hull, briefly observed at the end of 2002. This second, detached, portion of the hull, was buried in the sediment and corresponds to midships.

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