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The provenance of some glass ingots from the Uluburun shipwreck

Jackson, Caroline and Nicholson, Paul Thomas ORCID: 2010. The provenance of some glass ingots from the Uluburun shipwreck. Journal of Archaeological Science 37 (2) , pp. 295-301. 10.1016/j.jas.2009.09.040

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The discovery of a Late Bronze Age trading vessel at Uluburun near Kaş off the Turkish coast offers exciting possibilities for our understanding of Bronze Age trade. On board the ship was a large consignment of glassingots that were assumed to originate either from Mesopotamia or Egypt. This paper presents the results of major and trace elemental analyses of three deep blue and turquoise glassingots from the Uluburun wreck, and for the first time securely demonstrates that their composition is consistent with an Egyptian origin. The compositional similarity of the glassingots to glasses from the Mycenaean world suggests that Egypt was exporting to that region via trading ships such as that from Uluburun.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Uluburun; Late Bronze Age; Glass; Ingots; Egypt; Mesopotamia; Trace elements; LA-ICP-MS; Trade
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0305-4403
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 08:19

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