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Archaeology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Updates on the Structural Analysis of the Phanom-Surin Ship in Thailand Other events...
This paper presents current results of my ongoing research on the 9th-century Phanom-Surin ship (PSN) in Thailand. It aims to understand the PNS site and its connections within the Indian Ocean World (IOW) in the 1st millennium CE. The PNS ship was constructed in the sewn-plank fashion in which the planks were fastened by Arenga pinnate cordage with continuous stitching patterns over wadding. The sewn-plank tradition is still practiced today in the Arabian Sea region and eastern coast of India, although some structural attributes have been transformed and developed. In this presentation, I would like to highlight the understanding of the PNS' plank fastening technique in comparison with the other sewn-plank vessels known in the IOW shipbuilding traditions. Primarily, there are two types of sewing patterns: single-wadding and double-wadding. I mainly focus on the double-wadding method as exhibited on the PNS. The paper also provides information on the fastening of planks with other structures particularly keel, stem and sternpost. Wadding materials and fastening cordage, confirmed as Southeast Asian origin, are integrated into the discussion.

Abhirada is now in the final year of her doctoral degree in maritime archaeology at the University of Western Australia. Over the course of years, she has been working actively and closely with the Thai Government in relation to maritime and underwater cultural heritage. She is particularly interested in shipwreck studies and maritime history of Southeast Asia ad the broader Indian Ocean. Her current research focuses on the maritime connections if the Indian Ocean World in the 1st millennium CE through the study of the Phanom-Surin shipwreck in the Samut Sakhot province, Thailand.

Zoom Session Details: ID: 987 4461 1972 Password: 024375
Speaker(s) Abhirada Pook Komoot
Location Zoom Session ID: 987 4461 1972 Password: 024375
Contact Emily Grey <[email protected]>
Start Thu, 14 May 2020 16:00
End Thu, 14 May 2020 17:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 11 May 2020 14:52
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