|Title:||Deeper than expected: the finding of a remarkable ancient harbour at Gadir/Gades and an exceptional sedimentary archive (Cadiz, Southern Spain)||Authors:||Bernal-Casasola, Dario
Diaz, Jose J.
Morales Mateos, Jacob Bentejui
Vidal Matutano, Paloma
|UNESCO Clasification:||550501 Arqueología||Keywords:||Sea-Level
Classical Archaeology, et al
|Issue Date:||2020||Journal:||Journal of Maritime Archaeology||Abstract:||Geoarchaeological cores were retrieved in the centre of the old "Bahia-Caleta" palaeochannel located between the Erytheia and Cotinusa islands in the former Cadiz archipelago, in present-day southern Spain. The unprecedented coring depth (~ 35-50 m) allowed us to identify the bottom of a Phoenician-Punic and Roman harbour. Located at 20-40 m b.s.l. in the sedimentary sequence, silty sand deposits reveal a deep semi-protected shelter with abundant ceramic and archaeobotanical findings. Based on these new results, the palaeotopography of the islands of Cadiz is reinterpreted, demonstrating the presence of a harbour accessible from the west and possibly from the east until (at least) the Roman period. This major discovery opens meaningful perspectives for archaeological, geomorphological and palaeoenvironmental research.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10553/73070||ISSN:||1557-2285||DOI:||10.1007/s11457-020-09258-w||Source:||Journal Of Maritime Archaeology [ISSN 1557-2285], v. 15 (2), p. 165-183, (Junio 2020)|
|Appears in Collections:||Artículos|
Items in accedaCRIS are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.