International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology (IJNA) was founded in 1972. It is published for the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) by Wiley Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The Society was founded in 1981 to further research in all aspects of nautical archaeology and to ensure the publication of results and the IJNA exists as a forum for the exchange of ideas and research relevant to all aspects of nautical archaeology.

The IJNA is published twice a year, officially on 1 March and 1 September, but usually slightly earlier. Each issue consists of 224 pages, with lots of illustrations, all in colour. Articles are published online as soon as they are ready, ahead of the print issues, and all NAS members who subscribe to the IJNA have online access to this material, as well as to the current issue and all back issues.

Many hard copy back issues are also available for purchase through the NAS shop, please contact the NAS for prices and availability.

The IJNA editor is keen to encourage those in the field to write for the Journal, and is happy to help you prepare work to the required standards. The IJNA is a peer-reviewed journal. Notes to help you prepare and submit an article for the IJNA can be found on Wiley's website.

Visit the IJNA Homepage at Wiley Blackwell Publishing for more information, including contents pages and abstracts are available from the Wiley Blacwell Website for the IJNA from 1972 to the current issue.

Editors: Miranda Richardson, Angela Croome

Editorial Board: Beat Arnold, Toni Carrell, Dolores Elkin, Valerie Fenwick, Nic Flemming, Jeremy Green, Nergis Gunsenin, Fred Hocker, Sean McGrail, Colin Martin, A.J. Parker, Eric Rieth, Cheryl Ward

ISSN: 1095-9270

ERIH rating: INT1

SJR rating: 0.257

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Open Access option available

Popular Articles

Transition from Shell to Skeleton in Ancient Mediterranean Ship-Construction: analysis, problems, and future research

Patrice Pomey, Yaacov Kahanov, Eric Rieth

During the 1st millennium AD ship-construction changed. Previously, ships were built ‘shell-first’—strakes were installed before frames, giving the hull its shape and integrity. About the mid-1st millennium AD the concept and construction of hulls changed to being shaped by transverse frames fixed to the keel, reinforced by longitudinal members. During the transition varying combinations of the two technologies were used. It has been widely accepted that the transition was completed by the beginning of the 2nd millennium. Recent discoveries, mainly in Dor/Tantura lagoon and lately in Yenikapı, analyses of other hulls, and reassessment of evidence, indicate an earlier completion of the transition. Since this process was the result of many factors, including economic and social, and occurred in different areas of the Mediterranean at different times, no simple linear development is suggested, but a more complex process, which raises questions for future research.

September 2012, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 235-314

Ancient wrecks and the archaeology of ships

Lucien Basch

For years, naval archaeology, here defined as the study of ancient wrecks, has been the almost secret domain of specialists, often amateurs. Today, due to more and more active general interest, it has become the domain of professionals, not always specialists. This growing interest is due for the most part, to the unlooked for expansion of our knowledge through free diving, made possible by the invention of the aqualung.

March 1972, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 1-58

Ancient harbours in the Mediterranean

D. J. Blackman

The bulk of the evidence now available to the archaeologist consists of the remains themselves. But in his search for remains and interpretation of them, surviving ancient texts may help. Unfortunately, no ancient technical handbooks on harbour construction survive, though we know that they were written, for example by the engineer Philon in the late 3rd century BC. By this date there were flourishing schools of engineering, notably at Alexandria and Rhodes. Vitruvius, writing his work on architecture in the 1st century BC, was clearly able to draw on a body of technical literature for his one chapter on harbour construction.

August 1982, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 79-104

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