The Dover Bronze Age Boat

Author : Peter Clark
ISBN : STANFORD:36105115145596
Genre : History
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In 1992 the perfectly preserved remains of a large prehistoric, sewn plank boat were discovered buried six metres below the streets of Dover in Kent. The boat has been dated to c. 1550 BC and is one of the most important and spectacular prehistoric wooden objects ever found in Europe. This richly illustrated book, including carefully researched reconstruction drawings, tells the dramatic story of its discovery and excavation, and the pioneering work on its conservation, re-assembly and display in the multi-award winning Bronze Age gallery at Dover Museum. The boat was made from huge oak planks hewn into elaborate shapes that fitted together with exacting tolerances. These were made fast with an intricate system of timber wedges and twisted yew withies, the seams waterproofed with pads of moss held in place by thin strips of oak and stopping made of beeswax and animal fat. Together these elements formed a broad-beamed, flat-bottomed boat of unique design, employing a woodworking tradition now long forgotten. In addition to a detailed description of the boat itself, the book explores the method of its construction, its original form, capabilities and performance, and its function and place in Bronze Age society. It presents new and innovative techniques for the study of ancient timbers and describes an experiment in building a copy of the boat using replicas of Bronze Age tools. Far more than a straightforward technical report on an ancient vessel, the book examines in depth the implications of this unique find for our understanding of prehistoric communities 3500 years ago.
Category: History

The Dover Bronze Age Boat In Context

Author : Béat Arnold
ISBN : 1842171399
Genre : Social Science
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The remains of a Bronze Age boat discovered in Dover in 1992 was one of the most important British archaeological finds of the later twentieth century. The complex, perfectly preserved sewn-plank boat, dating from the second millennium BC, was not only a remarkable find in its own right but it also alluded to a highly sophisticated society that made and used the boat more than three and a half millennia ago. The authors build a picture of what life was like at the time that the Dover boat set sail, from its marine environment and seaworthiness, boat-building techniques and materials, to the possible social and religious perceptions of boats and sea voyages more generally. They explore the implications of the discovery for Bronze Age society, water transport and cultural contact in a European context, from the shores of Britain, through northern and central Europe, to the eastern Mediterranean and beyond.
Category: Social Science

Dover Bronze Age Boat

Author : Jacqui Watson
ISBN : UCR:31210008679092
Genre : Antiquities
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Category: Antiquities

Environmental Archaeology

Author : Chris Turney
ISBN : 9781444119268
Genre : Science
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Outlines and assesses the various methods used to reconstruct and explain the past interaction between people and their environment.
Category: Science

Atlantic Europe In The First Millennium Bc

Author : Tom Moore
ISBN : 9780199567959
Genre : History
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This volume of 33 papers on the Atlantic region of Western Europe in the first millennium BC reflects a diverse range of theoretical approaches, techniques, and methodologies across current research, and is an opportunity to compare approaches to the first millennium BC from different national and theoretical perspectives.
Category: History

The Archaeology Of Britain

Author : John Hunter
ISBN : 9780415135887
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 49.63 MB
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The Archaeology of Britainis a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to all the archaeological periods covering Britain from early prehistory to the industrial revolution. It provides a one-stop textbook for the entire archaeology of Britain and reflects the most recent developments in archaeology both as a field subject and as an academic discipline. Chapters are: accessibly written by experts in the relevant field organized in chronological order followed by two-level bibliographies, the first providing core reading material, the second a more detailed guide to the subject area highly illustrated with photographs, maps, graphs and tables. This collection is essential reading for undergraduates in archaeology, and all those interested in British archaeology, history and geography.
Category: Social Science

The Shapwick Project Somerset

Author : Christopher Gerrard
ISBN : 9781351194938
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
Category: Social Science

Image And Audience

Author : Richard Bradley
ISBN : 9780199533855
Genre : Art
File Size : 90.89 MB
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In this extensively illustrated study, Richard Bradley asks why ancient objects were created and when and how they were used. He considers how the first definitions of prehistoric artworks were made, and the ways in which they might be related to practices in the visual arts today.
Category: Art