National Geographic : 1977 Feb
Cargo from 1600 B.C. "AN EXTRAORDINARY STROKE OF LUCK"-a tip from a sponge diver- led Dr. George F. Bass to the terra-cotta jar above, which had lain for 3,600 years in the Mediterranean off Seytan Deresi, or Devil Creek, on Turkey's southwest coast. Dr. Bass, far right, head of the American Institute of Nautical Archaeology at College Station, Texas, and his colleague Dr. John Cassils reassemble an amphora from the sea trove. The ancient cargo predates by 400 years another discovery off Tur key, reported in the May 1960 and May 1962 GEO GRAPHICS, the oldest shipwreck then known. Twelve Society research grants have aided Dr. Bass's underwater explorations. Your friends can help too; nominate them for membership below. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP srERLING OoER LoN - - NGQ oLIMITSo EDITo / GE T lO TIRS NORES L NGL ETIO EPREUo E $8 0( CALENDAR YEAR 1977 MEMBERSHIP DUES INCLUDE J.,JU SUBSCRIPTION TO THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ANNUAL DUES in the United States and throughout the world are $8.50 U. S.funds or equivalent. To compensate for additional post age and handling for mailing magazine outside the U.S .A . and its outlying areas, please remit: for Canada, $10.45 Canadian or U.S . funds; for British Isles, Australia, and New Zealand, $12.80; for all other countries, $12.35 by U. S . bank draft or international money order. Eighty percent of dues is designated for subscription to the magazine. Annual membership starts with the January issue. LIFE MEMBERSHIP is available to persons 10 years of age or older. The fee for U. S. (including its outlying areas) and Canada is $200 U.S. or Canadian funds; for all other countries, $250 by U. S . bank draft or international money order. NEW MEMBER PRINTNAMEOF AN INDIVIDUALONLY (MR.,MRS., MISS,MS.) STREET Mail to: The Secretary CHECK National Geographic Society ONE Post Office Box 2895 Washington, D. C . 20013 I WISH TO JOIN the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC [r SOCIETY and enclose my dues $ (FILLIN NAMEATLEFT.) (GIFT MEMBERSHIP) I nominate and enclose $ for dues of the person named at left. L Send gift card signed: I NOMINATE for Society membership the person named at left. (Use separate sheet for additional nominations.) MY NAME PLEASEPRINT(MR..,MRS.,MISS, MS.) STREET CITY.STATE,ZIP CODE 00277 NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC I CITY,STATE,ZIP CODE Medals in above cachets shown actual size.