Discovery of Iron Grapnel Anchors in Early Modern Ryukyu and Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Okinawa, Japan

Rintaro Ono, Chiaki Katagiri, Hironobu Kan, Masayuki Nagao, Yumiko Nakanishi, Yuji Yamamoto, Fumiaki Takemura, Norimitsu Sakagami

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Abstract

The Yarabuoki underwater site contains seven iron grapnel anchors and Early Modern Okinawan ceramic jars and is dated to the 16th-19th centuries. The site lies at a depth of 12-32 m off the western coast of Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan. Based on underwater archaeological and broadband multibeam surveys, as well as historical research of the artefacts and Early Modern Ryukyuan shipping, we discuss the possible anchor and vessel types in Ryukyu and Eastern Asia in Early Modern times. We also discuss the efficacy of low-cost ROV for assisting surveys in shallow-water environments and the value of educational programmes for promoting the management and conservation of underwater cultural heritage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-93
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016

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Discovery of Iron Grapnel Anchors in Early Modern Ryukyu and Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Okinawa, Japan. / Ono, Rintaro; Katagiri, Chiaki; Kan, Hironobu; Nagao, Masayuki; Nakanishi, Yumiko; Yamamoto, Yuji; Takemura, Fumiaki; Sakagami, Norimitsu.

In: International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Vol. 45, No. 1, 01.03.2016, p. 77-93.

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Ono, Rintaro ; Katagiri, Chiaki ; Kan, Hironobu ; Nagao, Masayuki ; Nakanishi, Yumiko ; Yamamoto, Yuji ; Takemura, Fumiaki ; Sakagami, Norimitsu. / Discovery of Iron Grapnel Anchors in Early Modern Ryukyu and Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Okinawa, Japan. In: International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. 2016 ; Vol. 45, No. 1. pp. 77-93.
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