Monday, 24 October 2011

A Viking boat

Of course you are all aware of the remains of a Viking boat recently excavated in Scotland. See Maev Kennedy's article for the Guardian (19th October 2011) here   for more information. Don't miss the video. 
The boat has been tentatively dated to the 10th century, and would have been about 5m long and 1.5m wide. Some objects have been found associated with it, such as a knife, an axe, a copper alloy object thought to have been part of a drinking horn, dozens of rivets, etc. It is not yet clear where the material is being or will be conserved. Or displayed! But I am sure we will know soon. 
The excavations and studies of the material are being carried out by people associated with the Ardnamurchan Transitions ProjectCFA ArchaeologyArchaeology Scotland, and students and academics from various universities.

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