Shipwreck Discoveries from the 2005 Bozburun Peninsula Survey, Turkey
In 2004, INA President Donny Hamilton approached INA Director George Robb and myself about conducting a survey off the southeastern coast of the Bozburun peninsula. The project, during July of 2005, was a cooperative effort with the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Culture represented by Commissioner Gulnaz Savran. I was particularly excited by investigating this area as I participated in the Bozburun shipwreck excavation directed by Fred Hocker from 1995-1998 and knew the ancient settlements of Physkos, Lorima, and Tios were in this area. Over the centuries, this segment of coast was part of an active trade route between these ancient cities as well as Rhodes, Ephesus, and Knidos.