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Under these two kings naval shipbuilding warsship major developments and was especially re-organised during the reign of Christian IV. The hydraulic efficiency has been calculated to ca 0.

For the re-conservation, all the parts of the boat once again had to be packed separately and treated with great care because of the damage to the inner structure of the wood. However, the 19m plank-built boat, part of the Hjortspring find excavated by Gustav Rosenberg in the s, is a remarkable find. The Scottish shipbuilders especially played an important part in designing new ships that were built according to the English fashion, using a skeleton-based concept.

Hjortspring – A Pre-Roman Iron-Age Warship in Context

Among the personal belongings of the dead person were a knife with a silver-clad shaft and a large gilt silver belt-buckle of Carolingian origin, which probably belonged to a sword-clasp. Due to the great age of the sample, collated with typological dating, as well as the possibility that the sample had been polluted by a tar-like substance, a second dating was approved for validation.

Indication of size and direction of treenails, treenail holes, visible tool marks, and other details were also recorded. With a displacement of 2.

As opposed to the Hjortspring find, Celtic sites are repeated depositions, as are the later weapon-deposits in Scandinavia. With an empty hull kgthe draught for Tilia is 14 cm, increasing to 35 cm with a cargo of 2, kg.


The result of this technique pre-romn an even and smooth surface. New datings of boat parts found inhowever, show that the Haugvik boat find cannot be dated to the Bronze Age, but must be placed in the Pre Roman Iron Age, most likely the 1st or 2nd c. The new sample was drilled out of the back of one cleat on piece b. The project for the building of Tilia Alsie, a full-scale reconstruction of the Hjortspring boat, and its subsequent sea trials, should be seen in the light of the particular social and cultural environment of the island of Als.

The result of the sample is a dating to the period to cal. In the transition between the Viking Age and the early Middle Ages cahowever, there arose a need for protection, as can be seen from the recently-found barrage between Kerteminde Fjord and Kertinge Nor from exactly that period.

Towns with access to navigable waters. In some ways the reconstruction Tilia Alsiedespite its physicality and vitality, serves to divorce the boat further from the larger assemblage of objects, its depositional context, and beyond that the its original place and meanings in its socio-cultural context.

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Supporting frames of L-shaped rails were built into the preserved parts of the ships. The deformations of the hull were registered with a laser beam from amidships and plotted on a square plate in the bow.

Hjortspring Site Denmark Notes Includes bibliographical references: Other objects in the find include a few fittings and pins of bronze, cords with eyelet holes, the nozzle of a bellows, wooden tools, wooden discs with handles, a turned plate and five finely turned objects: The tall linden trees for the planks pre-romaj the boat were found in a small forest in Poland; from here four trees, years old, were brought to Denmark. Thus it would be expected that influences from all these sides would be traceable in the archaeological evidence for the building of boats and ships.


The holes are not drilled, but carved or chiselled out with a sharp tool, and traces of this process are visible on the inside of the holes.

Hjortspring: a Pre-Roman Iron-Age Warship in Context

I have divided the work up into two parts, the first being this book, a description of the kayak and umiak and their gear, along with the use of the umiak. Evidence that plank-built boats of the Hjortspring type existed so far N. Skuldelev 3 was probably of the type referred to as a byrding or skude. In the course of the Germanic Iron Age AD it is possible to discern the beginnings of a tendency for settlements to move out to the coasts ccontext. Inigon-age boat was tested in two, full-day voyages in warm, calm weather and with the same crew as in The final section 6.

These online bookshops told us they have this item: The strange design of the stern and bow has not yet been explained. The boat is the oldest find of a wooden plank ship in Scandinavia and its closest parallels are the thousands of petroglyph images of Nordic Bronze Age ships.

At the current stage, the tool marks on the piece have been documented photographically, and it seems as though there may be traces of several phases in the boat building process, with the use of various types of tools and carving techniques.