Connected by the Sea: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Denmark 2003 [Paperback]

Lucy Blue(Author); Frederick M. Hocker(Author); Anton Englert(Author)

ISBN: 9781785701573 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 384p, H11.7 x W8.3,
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Connected by the Sea


The 10th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology was held in Roskilde, Denmark in 2003. The theme of the meeting was "Connected by the Sea", and was designed to emphasize the role of the sea, seafaring and watercraft as bridges rather than barriers. Maritime archaeology tends to take place within national borders, with a national focus, yet the very premise of seafaring is the desire to travel beyond the horizon to establish contact with other places and cultures. The conference theme was chosen to encourage the maritime archaeological community to think in international terms.

Table of Contents

A. Experimental Archaeology
Experiemental archaeology and ships - principles, problems and examples (Ole Crumlin-Pedersen)
Experiental boat archaeology: Has it a future? (Seán McGrail)
Experiemental archaeology at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde (Søren Nielsen)
History written in tool marks (Thomas Finderup)
Reconstruction of rope for the copy of Skuldelev 2: Rope in the Viking Period (Ole Magnus)
Trial voyages as a method of experimental archaeology: The aspect of speed (Anton Englert)
An example of experimental archaeology and the consttruction of a full-scale research model of the Cavalière ship's hull (Sabrina Marlier)
Reconstruction of the large Borobudur outrigger sailing craft (Erik Petersen)
The construction and trials of a half-scale model of the Early Bronze Age ship, Ferriby 1, to assess the capability of the full-size ship (Edwin Gifford, Joyce Gifford and John Coates)
The value of experiemental archaeology or reconstructing ancient seafaring (Timm Weski)
The Pacific migrations by canoe-form craft (James Wharram and Hanneke Boon)
B. Theoretical Issues in the Construction of Ships
New light on the false clinkers in ancient Mediterranean shipbuildings (Patrice Pomey)
A preliminary report on the hull characterisitcs of the Gallo-Roman EPI-Taillebourg wreck (Charente-Maritime, France): archaeological evidence of regional practices of ancient flat-bottomed construction? (Eric Rieth)
The Dor 2001/1 wreck, Dor/Tantura Lagoon, Israel: Preliminary Report (Yaacov Kahanov and Hadas Mor)
A hypothesis on the development of Mediterranean ship construction from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages (Carlo Beltrame and Mauro Bondioli)
Geometric rules i early medieval ships: Evidence from the Bozburun and Serce Limani vessels (Matthew Harpster)
Oak growing, hull design and framing style. The Cavalaire-sur-Mer wreck, c. 1479 (Brad Lowewen and Marion Delhaye)
Ship design in Holand in the eighteenth century (Ab Hoving)
Archaeobotanical characterisiation of three ancient, sewn, Mediterranean shipwrecks (Stephanie Wicha and Michel Girard)
Coating, sheathing, caulking and luting in ancient shipbuilding (Ronald Bockius)
C. Between Land and Sea
Roman techniques for the transport and conservation of fish: the case of the Fiumicino 5 wreck (Christina Marangou)
Local boat-building tradition in the Bristol region (Anthoy J. Parker)
The harbour of Haiðaby (Sven Kalmring)
Money, port and ships from a Schleswig point of view (Christian Radtke)
Inland water transport in the Pre-Roman and Roman Iron Age in Northern German and its role in intra- and intercultural communication (Ulrike Teigelake)
Staraya Ladoga: a seaport in medieval Russia (Petr Sorokin)
The APES Archaeological Study: The North Carolina Sounds, an interface between land and sea (Lawrence E. Babits, Frank Cantelas and Keith Meverden)
D. Long distance seafaring and the connections between cultures
The ends of the earth: maritime technology ransfer in remote maritime communities (Valerie Fenwick)
The ships that connected people and the people that commuted by ships: The western Baltic acase-study (George Undruszewski, Marcus Nilsson and Tomasz Wazny)
Early Cogs, Jutland boatbuilders, and the connection between East and West before AD 1250 (Fred Hocker and Aoife Daly)
Couronian ship building, navigation and contacts with Scandinavia (Inese Karlina)
E. Historical, Iconographic and Ethnographic sources and approaches
From Carl Reinhold Berch to Nils Månsson Mandelgren: On the concept of maritime history, (Sw. sjöhistoria), and its meanings in Sweden since the latter 18th century (Carl Olof Cederlund)
Ships and subsidies (David A Hinton)
Sea-lanes of communication: Language as a tool for nautical archaeology (Katrin Their)
Medieval shipping in the estuary of the Vistula River. Written sources in the interpretation of archaeological finds (Robert Domzal)
Linking boats and rock carvings – Hjortspring and the North (John Coles)
Aeneas’ Sail: the iconography of seafaring in the central Mediterranean region during the Italian Final Bronze Age (Claire Calcagno)
Western European design boat building in Buton (Sulawesi, Indonesia): a “sequence of operations” approach (SOA) (Daniel Vermonden)
Balagarhi Dingi: An anthropological approach to traditional technology (Swarup Bhattacharyya)
F. News from the Baltic
The Roskilde ships (Morten Gøthche)
Two double-planked wrecks from Poland (Waldemar Ossowski)
Mynden. A small Danish frigate of the 18th century (Jens Auer)
The wreck of a 16th/17th-century sailing ship near the Hel Peninsula, Poland (Tomasz Bednarz)
G. News from around the world
Sewn boat timbers from the medieval Islamic port of Quseir al-Qadim on the Red Sea coast of Egypt (Lucy Blue)
A Roman river barge from Sisak (Siscia), Croatia (Andrej Gaspari, Miran Eri and Marija Šmalcelj)
Contributions of maritime archaeology to the study of an Atlantic port: Bordeaux and its reused boat timbers (Patricia Sibella, John Atkin and Béatrice Szepertyski)
A Roman barge with an artefactual inventory from De Meern (the Netherlands) (André F L Van Holk)
The Arade 1 shipwreck. A small ship at the mouth of the Arade River, Portugal (Filipe Castro)
A Black Sea merchantman (Kroum N Batchvarov)
Medieval boats from the port of Olbia, Sardinia, Italy (Edoardo Riccardi)

Reviews & Quotes

"ISBSA is a really important forum for developing our understanding of shipbuilding in Europe and the Mediterranean from the Classic to Post-Medieval Age.'"
Jeremy Green
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology (2006)

"An invaluable resource for teachers, students and researchers of nautical archaeology'."
Nigel Nayling
Journal of Wetland Archaeology (Vol. 8, 2008)

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