Shipwreck Evidence from Kilwa, Tanzania

  title={Shipwreck Evidence from Kilwa, Tanzania},
  author={E. Pollard and R. Bates and Elgidius B. ichumbaki and Caesar Bita},
  journal={International Journal of Nautical Archaeology},
  pages={352 - 369}
This article reports on the artefacts and environment of marine ballast and pottery sites identified through inter‐tidal and underwater survey around Kilwa, Tanzania, one of the most important medieval sultanates along the east African coast. An inter‐tidal site on the limestone fringing reef on the approaches to Kilwa Kisiwani Harbour and an underwater site within the harbour have been dated from associated pottery to c.8th–10th century and the 13th–16th century respectively. The presence of… Expand
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