This weekend, Professor Jon Adams, Dr Julian Whitewright and Rodrigo Ortiz will be at Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest as part of the shipwrightery weekend. One of the objectives of this workshop is for our students to learn how to use the tools of the trade to produce the tools marks they will need to interpret as maritime archaeologists. To read more about what the students will be doing, please visit the News section of the Buckler’s Hard website (May Bank Holiday Weekend at Buckler’s Hard).
You can watch Jon explain how medieval seafarers turn trees into boat parts in this video that was filmed at Buckler’s Hard in 2014:
Shipwrightery in Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology
You can also revisit the steps from the course to refresh your memory:
You will be able to speak to Jon, Julian and Rodrigo and pose any questions that you have about traditional boat building or other issues relating to the course.
Read about last year’s event: Recording tool marks at Buckler’s Hard
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