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H 290 x W 205 mm

138 pages

82 Figures, 10 tables (48 colour pages)

Published Apr 2019

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789691443

Digital: 9781789691450

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Iron Age; nautical; maritime; archaeology; Dorset; prehistoric watercraft; conservation; woodworking; boatbuilding; ship science

The Poole Iron Age Logboat

Edited by Jessica Berry, David Parham, Catrina Appleby

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This book is the culmination of significant multi-disciplinary work carried out by a variety of specialists, from conservators to woodworking and boatbuilding experts, exploring the history of the Poole Iron Age logboat (today imposingly displayed in the entrance to Poole Museum in Dorset) and also its functionality – or lack of – as a vessel.



List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Foreword – Professor Seán McGrail; Chapter 1: Introduction - Keith Jarvis†; Chapter 2: Environmental and archaeological background to prehistoric Poole Harbour – Eileen Wilkes; Chapter 3: Evidence for the building of the Poole logboat – Damian Goodburn; Chapter 4: The Poole logboat: digital comparisons – Pat Tanner; Chapter 5: The conservation of the Poole logboat – Jeremy Hutchings and James A. Spriggs; Chapter 6: The display and interpretation of the Poole logboat – Katie Morton and David Watkins; Bibliography; Index

About the Author

JESSICA BERRY is an award-winning maritime archaeologist, a diver, and founder and CEO of MAST. She is a maritime archaeologist MA (Hons) MA ACIfA and a former journalist with UK broadsheets. Since completing her Masters at Flinders University in Australia, she has worked on a number of major maritime archaeological projects both in the UK and internationally whilst growing and developing MAST into an internationally respected organisation that is changing the ways in which underwater cultural heritage is perceived and how it can be better protected. | DAVID PARHAM is a Professor in Maritime Archaeology at Bournemouth University. He is an experienced archaeologist and diver / diving supervisor who has directed maritime archaeological projects that range in date from the Bronze Age to the Second World War and in scope from strategic studies to extensive field investigations. He has worked extensively throughout the British Isles as well as the Baltic, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, South China Sea and Arabian Sea. His research interests focus on the archaeology of seafaring and ship construction of all periods but can extend into underwater cultural heritage management on occasions. | CATRINA APPLEBY has been working in archaeology for 40 years. She studied at Durham and Birmingham universities and has wide experience in many types of archaeology, from excavation and field survey to HERs and planning. She has worked for a variety of organisations in England and Scotland. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. For the past 20 years her work has focused on editing archaeological and heritage publications, including nine years as the Publications Manager for the Council for British Archaeology, during which time CBA titles won several awards. She now works as a freelance editor for a number of publishers.