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Sister Ships:Three Early 12th Century CE Shipwrecks in Southeast Asia
This paper discusses three shipwrecks in Southeast Asian waters. The degree of documentation for each wreck differs, as does the evidence for dating and ship construction technique. However, when the artefacts from each wreck are compared, stark parallels allow for inferred deductions. From this comparative analysis it may be reasonably concluded that Pulau Buaya, Lingga and Flying Fish wrecks are all Southeast Asian lashed-lug ships that sank during the first quarter of the 12th century CE, at the end of the Northern Song Dynasty (960 to 1127 CE). They were all transporting Chinese ceramics and ironware to Southeast Asian markets. They are sister ships.
Chinese Ceramics, Guangdong, Fujian, Jingdezhen, Lashed-Lug Tradition.
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