800-year-old shipwreck provides clue to China trade

Centuries ago, a ship sank in the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia. The wooden hull disintegrated over time, leaving only a treasure trove of cargo. The ship had been carrying thousands of ceramics and luxury goods for trade, and they remained on the ocean floor until the 1980s when the wreck was discovered by fishermen. In the years since, archaeologists have been studying artifacts retrieved from the shipwreck to piece together where the ship was from and when it departed. The equivalent of a "Made in China" label on a piece of pottery helped archaeologists reevaluate when the ship went down and how it fits in with China's history.

800-year-old shipwreck provides clue to China trade

Artefacts from the Java Sea have an important story to tell. Fiona McMillan reports.

Wed 16 May 18 from Cosmos Magazine

A shipwreck and an 800-year-old 'made in China' label reveal lost history

Centuries ago, a ship sank in the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia. The wooden hull disintegrated over time, leaving only a treasure trove of cargo. The ship had been carrying thousands of ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Phys.org

'Made in China' label sheds light on old Java Sea shipwreck

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fresh examination of Chinese ceramics and other cargo from an important Java Sea shipwreck has led researchers to conclude that the vessel sank a century earlier than ...

Thu 17 May 18 from Reuters

An 800-year-old label may rewrite the history of a Java Sea shipwreck

The label suggests the wreck is a century older than archaeologists thought.

Wed 16 May 18 from Ars Technica

Ancient 'made in China’ label pushes back the date of shipwreck by 100 years

Science Updated carbon dating techniques helped, too. An inscription on ancient shipwrecked artifacts pushes back the date of the shipwreck by 100 years.

Wed 16 May 18 from Popular Science

12th-Century Shipwreck Came with Handy 'Made in China' Tag

A bureaucratic label alters the timeline for a sunken ship.

Wed 16 May 18 from Livescience

Shipwreck mystery solved thanks to 800-year-old 'Made in China' label

An 800-year-old piece of piece of pottery has helped archaeologists piece together fascinating new details about a medieval ship that sank off the coast of Indonesia.

Wed 16 May 18 from FOXNews

“Made in China” label allows archaeologists to trace down ancient ship

An unfortunate centuries-old riddle was solved thanks to an unusual clue: a label.

Wed 16 May 18 from ZME Science

An ancient 'Made in China' label has revealed the secrets of a mysterious shipwreck

Archaeologists at the Field Museum in Chicago studied treasure found in a shipwreck in the Java Sea. Little is known about the ancient wreck and the scientists believe it could be 800 years ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Daily Mail

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