Pottery from sea floor archaeology provide hints about settlement life before inundation.

Photos of ceramics, and article interpretation by Robert Kokenyesi, Ceramic Artist, Beachfront Pottery, Godfrey, IL, 62035, USA.  If you enjoyed this post, then give me a “like” on my Facebook page.      There is additional information about Beachfront Pottery on my web site.

The Published News Article


Maritime Archaeologists Find Bronze Age Settlement under Black Sea’s Seabed off Bulgaria’s Coast – Archaeology in Bulgaria

The Black Sea MAP underwater archaeology project, which has discovered some 60 well-preserved ships from the past 2,500 year on the bottom of the Black Sea, has also found and explored an Early Bronze Age settlement off Bulgaria’s coast underneath…

There are several sunken cities or other settlements where underwater explorations have uncovered cultural artifacts, including ceramics.  The ceramic items help to date the site, and assist in reconstructing how people lived in those settlements. In this article the inundated settlement is in the Black Sea in Bulgaria.  The treasures that the oceans hold are endless.


Beachfront Pottery Pieces

Can you imagine what artifacts would be found if a 27th century archaeological exploration is carried out on a settlement from the 25th century?  They would find, of course, among others, ceramic pieces typical of that era.  The Beachfront Pottery creations in the “Seafloor archaeology ca. 25th century” series bring to us the pots and bowls made by 25th century villagers, before their villages were inundated by a natural disaster.  These ceramic items appear to have been rescued fragments of even earlier pieces, because the pottery-making skill set largely disappeared by the 25th century,  The pottery fragments are held together by various metal structures in order to make at least a minimally functional object out of the fragments.

“Seafloor Archaeology Teapot I ca. 25th century” by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL

“Seafloor Archaeology Teapot II ca. 25th century” by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL


In these teapots a series of nails holding the fragments together.


“Seafloor Archaeology Bowl I ca. 25th century” by Robert Kokenyesi, Godfrey, IL


Here bolts holding the ceramic fragments together








Inspiration for Future Ceramic Pieces

Future pieces in the “Seafloor Archaeology ca. 25th century” series will explore the use of various metal objects such as bicycle chain, rotors of electric motors, camshafts.. Using non-metal objects can open brand new ground in this series.

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