Bronze Age boatbuild on Time Team

Back in 2012 I was involved in a great project working for three months with bronze tools to create a half scale replica of the Dover boat. It was all filmed by Time Team and now 2 years later the program is finally ready to air. It goes out this Sunday 8pm on Chanel 4.

They say “The Bronze Age was the time when the British landscape became civilised, with fields, farms and the first roads, but little evidence survives of what life was like 3,500 years ago. However, in 1992, archaeologists in Dover town centre unearthed something that shed light on this mysterious era. Six metres underground they discovered the perfectly preserved remains of a large boat. Tony Robinson joins a team of experts as they strive to reconstruct the Dover Boat – one of the world’s oldest seagoing vessels – using only materials and tools from its era.”

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Here is an index for all blog posts on the Dover boat project

bronze-age-woodworking-adzes-and-axes
more-bronze-age-woodworking
bronze-age-boat-building-pictures
bronze-age-boatbuilding-part-2
bronze-age-boatbuilding-part-3
bronze-age-boatbuilding-part-4
bronze-age-boatbuilding-part-5
bronze-age-woodworking-tools-early thoughts
building-bronze-age-dover-boat-part-6
building-bronze-age-dover-boat-part-7
boat-building-steaming-timbers
filming-with-time-team
more-bronze-age-boatbuilding.
casting-bronze-axes-and-adzes
more-bronze-age-boatbuilding.
20-hour-woodworking-marathon
woodworking-marathon-continued-just 18 hours to go.
dover-boat-launch-day-end-of-3-months work.
the boat-that-didnt-float.

bronze age boat in medieval castle

More bronze age boatbuilding

Bronze Age boat, on the water

 

One Response to Bronze Age boatbuild on Time Team

  1. jeroen grillaert October 10, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    Most interesting , all the more because at the same time I was involved with the Abugnata project , reconstructing a gallo-roman river barge near Abbeville , France ;
    I do remember Philippe Michel paying a visit to the Dover boat project , where you taught him how to make a paddle … I only regret that I wasn’t able to visit you people …