Joe Jezek - Master Potter

Dating hull pottery marks

It was obvious that such ceramic assemblage was valuable from an art historical view as it represented trade wares available at one precise time in history. Written by Sten Sjostrand.

The Numbers Brush-McCoy For many years, three numbers were used to identify many of the shapes for American pottery. It was located meters from the shore and in twelve meters of water.

Jerry Hill  Threw

It is probably meant to represent a warship or one suited to pirate raids, not a merchantman. It is that combination of details that help the pottery enthusiast to determine the maker.

Alamo and Gilmer often have a completely unglazed bottom, while Camark and Niloak may have just a dry foot. The bronze gongs appear to be some of the earliest types imported into Southeast Asia. The building of the ship, with Bronze Age tools to the specifications of a Mycenaean-era vessel, took place at the shipbuilding yard in Pefkakia, near Volos.

The shipbuilder was Argus and so

Again, keep in mind that the above is based on our best knowledge to date, and that may change. The Uluburun wreck has been crucial to the understanding of ship construction and trade in the Late Bronze Age. Although it is only partially preserved, we can recognise an oar-propelled galley with low angular hull, a rather high stem or stern and many oars. Most important, the numbers of each type of artifact are stated or at least estimated. Researchers are welcome at his headquarters where he documents his finds and patiently answers the queries of others.

Pounding on these rocks by every wave, the ship is likely to have broken up almost immediately. The attached General Description of Artefacts lists all these different types of ceramic and non-ceramic artefacts.

Jerry Hill - Threw on the wheel some time after and before new clay, no date marks. The shipbuilder was Argus, and so the ship was named after him, Argus meaning swift. Fred is unique among artists, as in his later years on some of his more ornate and delicate pieces, he decorated and incised the bottoms of his own pieces. The few pieces found were broken in short length and dislocated. Take a look at the marks on this RumRill console bowl right.

The Uluburun wreck is located at Uluburun, which is on the southwestern coast of Turkey near Kas. Examining the bottom for stilt marks may reveal some numbers that may help with identification, too.