Morgawr: an experimental Bronze Age-type sewn-plank craft based on the Ferriby boats
Article first published online: 17 APR 2014
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International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 292–313, September 2014
How to Cite
Van de Noort, R., Cumby, B., Blue, L., Harding, A., Hurcombe, L., Hansen, T. M., Wetherelt, A., Wittamore, J. and Wyke, A. (2014), Morgawr: an experimental Bronze Age-type sewn-plank craft based on the Ferriby boats. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 43: 292–313. doi: 10.1111/1095-9270.12058
- Issue published online: 12 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 17 APR 2014
- AHRC. Grant Number: AH/102249X/1
- National Maritime Museum Cornwall
- The British Museum
- the Royal Cornwall Museum
- the Hull and East Riding Museum
- National Maritime Museum Cornwall;
This paper reports on the construction of a full-scale Bronze Age-type sewn-plank boat based on the Ferriby boats. The boat, which was named Morgawr, was constructed in the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth, England, during 2012 and the first months of 2013, as part of a larger exhibition in the museum. This paper provides the background and context of the project, describes the process of building the craft, and reflects in particular on differences between Morgawr and the ‘hypothetical reconstruction of a complete sewn-plank boat’ published in 1990 by Ted Wright and John Coates which formed the basis for this project.