: Hjortspring: A Pre-Roman Iron Age Warship in Context (Ships & Boats of the North): Never used!. Hjortspring. A Pre-Roman Iron-Age Warship in Context. Ole Crumlin-Pedersen, Athena Trakadas (Eds.) Ships and Boats of the North, Vol. 5. pages. Research Papers · PAST · Book Reviews. Links. Notes for Contributors. Hjortspring: a Pre-Roman Iron-Age Warship in Context. website design by TINY v .

Author: Vodal Meztigor
Country: Burkina Faso
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: History
Published (Last): 3 November 2010
Pages: 59
PDF File Size: 20.55 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.59 Mb
ISBN: 329-5-61353-862-4
Downloads: 24981
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Nekree

I have divided the work up into two parts, the first being this book, a description of the kayak and umiak and their gear, along with the use of the umiak.

Such vessels, as for example, Hedeby 1 and Roskilde 6, were normally built to a considerably higher standard. Retrieved from ” https: Holding the small hands of the hunter-to-be, his parents taught him how to row, how to hold the harpoon, and how to throw it.

Fishing also meant jobs on land. The great flexibility of the hull meant that it could vary greatly in shape, depending on its support. This is the first volume of two which present the accumulated results of the work on the Skuldelev-find, a barrier from the 11th century in a channel in Roskilde Fjord, Denmark, containing five ships of varying type and provenance.

The tools for this work were based on finds of tools from the Roman Iron Age in Denmark including axes, adzes and chisels, since such finds from the Pre-Roman Iron Age are exceptionally few.

Because the vessels could not be preserved nor a costly conservation carried out, the total station, combined with a traditional survey, made it possible to produce documentation hjrotspring research data of high quality within the short excavation period.

Ships and Boats of the North

The Hjortspring find would thus appear as preliminary evidence of the process that more than 1, years later led to the unification of the individual Nordic kingdoms. Of the spearheads, are of iron and 31 of bone or antler.

A limited examination in confirmed that the bog had been thoroughly investigated, and only a few fragments of spear-shafts and of one of the frames of the boat were found and recovered for radiocarbon dating.

The boat had been constructed as a delicate shell around one central bottom strake with two broad strakes on each side, fastened to each other by means of sewing along the overlaps of the planks. These uncertainties have arisen not least because of ship finds from the Viking Age, and other Viking-Age finds, which have come to light later, as well as important new work on early find complexes such as the Sutton Hoo ship-grave in England, Oseberg and Borre in Norway, and also the development of new concepts such as boat-grave customs and recent methods of analysis.

Hjortspring boat

The stems were supported on the outside and the hogging truss between the stems helped to maintain the position of the stems and the rocker of the bottom. The re-building was performed with the same building technique as the original building process.


The frames are clear examples of a weight-saving design that effectively transfers the weight of the crew to the hull. Whereas the narrative sources favour political history and naval campaigns rather than aspects of daily life such as peaceful trade, the relative absence of documentary evidence may reflect a limited contemporary hjirtspring of written records and the subsequent loss of archives by the administration and jurisdiction, rather than an absence of specialised merchant seafaring.

The forthcoming Volume II of the present monograph will analyse the ships functionally. Each find of a ship tells its warshop unique story, but the sum of these stories tells the history of society. This may not come as a surprise, but the Haugvik boat is the first tangible archaeological evidence of this. Many fist-size stones were found contedt the find-layer, together with bones irn-age a horse, dog, lamb and calf.

The fact that the ship was not made specifically for the burial can be seen partly from the traces of repairs and partly from the existence of caulking.

The Prehistoric Society – Book Review

It is very appealing in itself: Skuldelev 1, with its cargo-carrying capacity of tons, is smaller than other ship-finds of the same character e. Some stronger theoretical discussion and interpretation could have balanced the rather functionalist focus of the boat reconstruction chapters.

These cleats were all angled at ca. That slight tension between the reconstruction element of the project and the archaeological account and analysis is apparent throughout the book. Both the dating and the construction details on the Haugvik boat make the Hjortspring boat from about the middle of the 4th c.

Formats and Editions of Hjortspring : a Pre-Roman Iron-Age warship in context []

This work was to be done in close consultation with archaeologists. After much of the grave-contents had been destroyed and selected pieces of the grave-goods had probably been removed, the rest were shovelled back into the stern of the ship.

Less dramatic but equally important for those who have not seen the display of the excavated remains at the National Museum of Denmark is footage of the exhibition in Copenhagen, along with original excavation photographs. The ship is an approx. Analyses of the shape of the fore-stem have indicated some of the principles that were employed when building without the aid of plans the complicated and well-proportioned ships and boats of that period.

Viking Ship Museum, Following, presentations of the now published seven volumes of the series. The case studies are organised in sub-chapters, each dealing with its own aspect. The floor frames and futtocks situated in the central part of the hull had been pre-designed and pre-assembled before being erected on the keel.

  BIKON 1006 PDF

Other Authors Crumlin-Pedersen, Ole.

The historical context shows that little is known about private shipbuilding, in contrast with the information relating to State-controlled shipbuilding activities. The number of cleats is thus the principal argument in the typological dating of the Haugvik boat to the Roman period or the Migration period by both Ellmers and Christensen. The Tilia Alsie is a reconstruction, specific to the Hjortspring find; although given the limited excavated remains and the consequently complex reconstruction techniques employed, it may fall between the two categories.

Large cargo vessels are expensive to build and operate, but if they are used efficiently, their large cargo capacity can be a very profitable source of income for their owners.

The bottom plank was held fast to supports made to fit the selected rocker shape. Simply using traditional surveying would have taken too much time, or would have made it impossible to record the ships in the available working time.

The boat part i of pine Pinus sylvestriswhich was found in Septemberis in about 50 fragments.

Helgeland, the region that comprises the southernmost part of the county of Nordland. Cohtext were others, however, who consoled themselves with the thought that the kayak would be preserved in museums for the future.

Within future experimental archaeology, carving tests in pine with copies of Pre-Roman W Age tools will be carried out. In spite of the fact that the ship-grave was painstakingly published by Knud Thorvildsen over 40 years ago, it has since become clear that there are many unexplained elements.

The total-station measurements could be adapted for drawing in AutoCAD, while the digital-arms Microscribe and FaroArm registered points and lines directly for drawing with associated interfaces in the programme Rhinoceros. Firstly, the preserved wreck parts are presented and a possible dating and origin of the wreck is attempted. In addition to having had a function in connection with the transfer of goods and as a control-point for traffic on the fjord, Ladby may have been a crossing point for Lille Viby on Hindsholm, where both archaeological finds and place-names may reflect important Viking-Age sites.

Chapter five explores the relationship between boat and ship iconography from the later prehistoric period and connections with Tilia Alsiewhilst the ckntext chapter looks at the Hjortspring boat in its ship-archaeological context, comparing it to other prehistoric boat finds.

The evaluation of the first three indicators was partly biased by the limited nature of the written sources from Denmark, especially prior to the middle of the 12th century, whereas ship-finds cover the whole of the period in question.