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UNDER THE SEA. Excavated off Turkey’s southwestern coast, the Uluburun shipwreck provides a snapshot of life in the Late Bronze Age. Excavation director Cemal Pulak recovers Canaanite and Mycenaean pottery from the shipwreck. The ship’s cargo included copper and tin ingots (to make bronze), pottery, luxury items, and personal items of the crew and passengers. Many of the personal items were Syro-Canaanite in style, suggesting that the crew came from the Levant. The ship itself, which was made of Lebanese cedar, seems to have had similar origins. Although it never completed its journey, the ship demonstrates the interconnectedness of the Bronze Age kingdoms.