Get access

Designing the 9th-Century-AD Vessel from Bozburun, Turkey


  • Matthew Harpster

    1. Department of Archaeology and Art History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, via Mersin–10, Turkey
    Search for more papers by this author


During the study of the 9th-century-AD vessel from Bozburun, Turkey, this author applied Richard Steffy's methodology which emphasizes the comprehensive deconstruction and step-by-step re-assembly of a vessel. This methodology, in turn, illuminated how the Bozburun ship was assembled and designed, and how this design process created particular components of the hull. This article discusses this design process, and how by understanding it we may also understand more about the people who made the Bozburun vessel.

© 2009 The Author