The Mediterranean Lateen Sail in Late Antiquity

  title={The Mediterranean Lateen Sail in Late Antiquity},
  author={Julian Whitewright},
  journal={International Journal of Nautical Archaeology},
  pages={97 - 104}
  • Julian Whitewright
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • History
  • International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
The Mediterranean lateen sailing rig has been studied since the early‐to‐mid‐20th century. Recently‐published depictions of sailing vessels rigged with lateen and settee sails, dating to the late‐antique period, allow some of the principle characteristics of that rig to be established. This allows comparison with lateen‐ or settee‐rigged vessels from both earlier and later periods. The sailing rigs depicted on other vessels can be identified and the level of technical continuity between the… 

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