Author Results for Honor Frost

Note: The Marsala Punic ship: an Obituary

By Honor Frost

The sad story of the abandonment of any pretence at saving this unique wreck is outlined by Honor Frost who was instrumental in the establishment of its value. Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology

Obituary: Joan du Plat Taylor FS

By Honor Frost

Joan du Plat Taylor, who died in May 1983, devoted the latter part of her life to championing underwater archaeology by persuading archaeologists of its validity and encouraging them to dive. Eventually she ensured that the widely-varied findings were published. With George Naish she founded the Council for Nautical Archaeology and became Editor of its […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography

The Birth of the Stocked Anchor and the Maximum Size of Early Ships. Thoughts Prompted by Discoveries at Kition Bamboula, Cyprus

By Honor Frost

Two small sixth century BC stone anchors have been unearthed in a temple dig in Cyprus.  The pierced anchor and the stone stock are interesting because of their propinquity, their date and the sacred location.  They represent a transition in anchor design.  This is the first proof of the co-existence of these two distinct forms […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design

Punic Ship Museum, Marsala: its Presentation and Some Structural Observations

By Honor Frost

Remarkably preserved Phoenician warship which is believed to have been sunk in 397BC just after its builder’s had completed it. A Greek raiding party destroyed the town of Marsala on the edge of a lagoon, along with vessels. The lagoon then silted up and preserved the stern and port side, initially complete with its builder’s […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

Egypt and Stone Anchors: some Recent Discoveries

By Honor Frost

Following the discovery of numerous pierced stones in Egypt, which resemble those believed to be anchors previously discovered throughout the Mediterranean, the repercussions upon Egyptian history is investigated. The article develops a typology of the differing anchors to explain varying nationality, ancient trade routes or ports and the light they may shed on religion or […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: The Punic warship is re-erected in Marsala

By Honor Frost

The triumphant restoration of the Punic warship in its new resting place in Marsala Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

Discovery of a Punic Ram: Four Campaigns of Excavation

By Honor Frost

A brief report is presented on the discovery in 1974 of the prow of a Carthaginian warship on the sea floor north of Marsala, Sicily. The discovery complements the stern of the ‘Punic Ship’ found in 1971, and it not only fills a gap in our knowledge of Phoenicio-Punic ship architecture but also clarifies the […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Weapons

Note: An Ancient Roman ‘Yacht’ from a Dispersed Cargo

By Honor Frost

The author, an experienced diver, explains that excavation and cataloguing should precede deduction about ancient wrecks. Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology

Bronze-Age Stone Anchors from the Eastern Mediterranean

By Honor Frost

Describes the main anchor groups found in the Eastern Mediterranean, showing methods of dating them and highlighting regional differences in design and manufacture, comparing finds from Byblos, Ugarit, and Kition. Frost uses archaeological discoveries of significant numbers of pierced stones to reassess van Nouhuys’s pioneering work, which primarily relied on ethnographic sources. Contrasts the design […] Read More

Filed under: Prehistory | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology

From Rope to Chain on the Development of Anchors in the Mediterranean

By Honor Frost

New underwater diving technology has made possible the work of professional archeologists on deep-water sites who can now study stone anchors from Roman times as well as votive anchors. The article considers whether different designs represent the different navigational habits of the users. Also noted is the different scale of stone and metal and wood […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design

The Society Annual Lecture 1961: Submarine Archaeology and Mediterranean Wreck Formations

By Honor Frost

The pioneering maritime archaeologist, Honor Frost, presented this lecture when this was a developing profession. It is worth noting that ‘submarine’ mentioned in the title of this article is not the vessel, but the archaeological remains found under the water. (Her mention of ‘free diving’ should also be understood as using SCUBA or Aqualung equipment.) […] Read More

Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Twentieth C) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Archaeology | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration