Replica of Bronze Age boat takes to the water
Published on May 31st, 2013 | by Admin0
They were not clad in skins and they did not have to paddle for six hours at a stretch, but the experience of taking a replica Bronze Age boat out to sea was enough to convince archaeologists and boatbuilders of the value of their work.
“Until you build a boat like this, you cannot know the difficulties people in prehistory overcame,” said lead archaeologist Robert Van de Noort. “And until you take a vessel out on the water you cannot see how efficient they were.”
Story: Simon Parker, This Is Cornwall | Photo: Michael Sweeney