Exploration for Shipwrecks off Sunchi Reef, Goa, West Coast of India

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Title

Exploration for Shipwrecks off Sunchi Reef, Goa, West Coast of India

Creator

Sila Tripati
A. S. Gaur
Sundaresh Bandodker
S. N. Bandodker

Date

Feb., 2001

Type

Journal Article

Zotero

Author

Sila Tripati
A. S. Gaur
Sundaresh Bandodker
S. N. Bandodker

Item Type

Journal Article

ISSN

00438243

Abstract Note

Archival records show that a number of ships have sunk in the waters off Goa, on the west coast of India, as a result of foul weather, warfare and human error. Explorations were carried out in 1997-9 to locate shipwrecks using a boat-towed metal detector and visual surveys in 3 to 9m water depth off Sunchi Reef. A wreck was discovered and its investigation revealed guns, a shot, potsherds, glass bottle pieces, a broken rudder and dressed granite stone blocks. These finds suggest that the wreck dates from the Portuguese period (seventeenth to eighteenth century AD) and was therefore a wooden-hulled ship. The most probable cause of the wrecking was the shallow laterite shoals in the region. Although modest in scope, this project is important as one of the few underwater investigations yet to be undertaken by Indian archaeologists.

Access Date

2009-11-28 07:14:12

Date

Feb., 2001

Extra

ArticleType: primary_article / Issue Title: Shipwrecks / Full publication date: Feb., 2001 / Copyright © 2001 Taylor & Francis, Ltd.

Issue

3

Library Catalog

JSTOR

Pages

355-367

Publication Title

World Archaeology

Title

Exploration for Shipwrecks off Sunchi Reef, Goa, West Coast of India

URL

http://www.jstor.org.libproxy.usc.edu/stable/827927

Volume

32

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Citation

Sila Tripati et al., “Exploration for Shipwrecks off Sunchi Reef, Goa, West Coast of India,” The MUA Collection, accessed December 13, 2017, http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1497.