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Global Asia Studies
Liang Chen

The Intan shipwreck valuables were excavated and used to explain the connection between Asian countries of maritime trades. It crashed near Indonesia and was found by fishermen. It most likely crashed because of a sudden storm. The ship was made of Asian timber and design along with the Chinese bottom (flat bottom). The ship contained no iron, which is rare, but helps us know what general area and time period it was from. We could tell Asian countries have influenced each other greatly even during that time by examining the cargo of this ship. The recovered cargo was extremely diverse. It consisted of several thousand Chinese ceramics, Thai fine- paste-ware, and base metal ingots of bronze, tin, lead and silver, Indonesian gold jewellery, bronze religious and utilitarian artefacts, Chinese mirrors, Arabic glass, iron pots, and a wide range of organic materials. Gold was an important metal that was also found in ingots on the ship used to signify wealth and importance along with its ceremonial meaning. Tin was also found on
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