Shipwrecks, Replicas and "Dhows": : Experimental Maritime Archaeology in the Indian Ocean


WHEN November 28, 2016
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

The development of the ship, or the dhow as is it is commonly referred to in Anglophone literature, played an essential role in the expansion of seaborne trade in the pre-modern Indian Ocean. These vessels were vehicles of trade, migration and culture that connected the region in a series of maritime networks. This talk discusses recent efforts to better understand the early ships of the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean, with a focus on experimental maritime archaeological projects that have attempted to reconstruct and sail these vessels. 

  • Eric Staples, Assistant Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zayed University
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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