The Harbour(s) of Ancient Torone: the search for their location and reflections on Honor Frost's hypothesis concerning shipbuilding in the area

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Abstract

Torone, towards the southwestern tip of Sithonia, Chalkidiki, remained an active port from the Early Bronze Age to the Byzantine period, often considered to have been of great strategic importance. Its economy seems to have focused on the wine and timber industries, the latter making the port of particular interest to maritime historians. This paper begins by speculating about Torone's role in the timber trade and then reviews attempts to precisely locate the city's limen, first by underwater exploration, which has revealed transformations of its coastline, and currently by the geophysical investigation of its environs, which points to the same phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnder the Mediterranean I
Subtitle of host publicationstudies in maritime archaeology
EditorsStella Demesticha, Lucy Blue, Kalliopi Baika, Carlo Beltrame, David Blackman, Deborah Cvikel, Helen Farr, Dorit Sivan
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherSidestone Press
Pages147-162
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789088909474
ISBN (Print)9789088909467, 9789088909450
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameHonor Frost Foundation Research Publication
PublisherSidestone Press
Number1

Keywords

  • palaeogeopgraphy
  • coastal evolution
  • ancient harbours
  • ancient shipbuilding
  • tomography
  • Chalkidiki

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