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Flood-Defense Project Uncovers Medieval Vessel

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

LODDON, ENGLAND—Timbers from a 600-year-old boat have been discovered in what was probably a river channel along the River Chet. “No boats of this date have previously been found in Norfolk,” said archaeologist Heather Wallis. She thinks the well-preserved boat may have been used for carrying trade goods on the river. It would have had a sail and was held together with wooden pegs, iron nails, and copper alloy nails. “In the long term we hope it will go for conservation and end up in one of Norfolk’s museums,” she said.