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Title: The Binh Chau Anchors: A 7th -8th CE Composite Conundrum
Contributor(s): McCann, Ian Kenneth (author); Gibbs, Martin  (supervisor)orcid ; Grave, Peter  (supervisor)orcid 
Conferred Date: 2020-02-07
Copyright Date: 2019-10
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Two anchors were retrieved off the coast of Central Vietnam in 2014, near the small village of Binh Chau. These are composite anchors, made from wood, iron and lead. They provide a unique research opportunity, as relatively little is known about anchors in South East Asia.

The approach to this research will use experimental archaeology, aspects of archaeometry and a comparative analysis of the anchors’ several design elements. This multi-faceted method of inquiry aims to determine how the anchors were made, how old they are, identify a culture or country of origin and give an insight into the history of maritime trade along this section of the Vietnamese coast. Comparative anchor research will be restricted to the Indo Pacific region.

Publication Type: Thesis Masters Research
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 430101 Archaeological science
430102 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
430108 Maritime archaeology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 130405 Conserving the historic environment
130703 Understanding Australia’s past
280114 Expanding knowledge in Indigenous studies
HERDC Category Description: T1 Thesis - Masters Degree by Research
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Appears in Collections:School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
School of Psychology
Thesis Masters Research

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