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Postby oldrat on Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:14 pm

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology (2008) 37.2: 313–334
Model Boats in the Context of Maritime History and Archaeology


Between 1962 and 1981 the National Museum of Ireland excavated several sites within the old walled area of Dublin near the River Liffey. This major excavation focused on settlement evidence mainly from the Viking and Medieval periods. Such long-running and large-scale excavations inevitably produce problems in processing the vast quantities of materials excavated. On initial investigation of the published model boats (NMI,1973: 44, pl.11; Mitchell, 1987: 30–33; Christensen,1988: 19–23, figs 8 and 9, pl.4; Lang, 1988: 79–80; McGrail, 1993: 166) it seemed that only three had been found. On further examination it appeared that there was an ambiguity, and when the details were checked with the National Museum of Ireland (NMI) it transpired that there were five models. These ‘Viking’ models (artefact nos. E172:15183, E81:432, E190:2738, E81:4228 and E81:8918) range in length from 11 to 36 cm and are dated from the 10th to the 13th centuries. Three of them are on display at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin (Figs 6 and 7). While in correspondence with the NMI, I was informed that another toy boat had recently been discovered in Dublin, in March 2003 during rescue excavations in advance of development in Parnell Street/Moore Street (pers. comm. Isabella Mulhall, NMI). This new find appears not to be from the Viking era, but was found in a cesspit, associated with glass vessels and numerous other finds dated 1750–60 (O’Donovan, 2004).
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Re: wooden boats in Ireland

Postby oldrat on Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:17 pm

Table 1. Known boat-models.
Country Number Date
England 1 17th century
Faeroes 10 Medieval
Finland (Åland) 1 14th century
Germany 18 9th–19th centuries
Holland 6 12th–17th centuries
Ireland 6 10th–18th centuries
Norway 17 12th–19th centuries
Poland 107 10th–13th centuries
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Re: wooden boats in Ireland

Postby oldrat on Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:19 pm

If anyone needs a paper
I can give
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Re: wooden boats in Ireland

Postby oldrat on Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:38 am

Vikings Age Decorated Wood p80
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Re: wooden boats in Ireland

Postby will on Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:26 am

Thanks for the pic's Alexander,
that would be some nice toys for my son. Do you know what kind of wood they used?
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Re: wooden boats in Ireland

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Re: wooden toy in Ireland

Postby Skaut_PL on Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:41 pm

Wow, I am amazed... In Truso we have no wooden artefacts at all... anly amber, amber, amber, jewelery, horns and bones, iron... Will it be possible to receive some mpictures/paper on toys (viking and medieval times) from Ireland?
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Re: wooden toy in Ireland

Postby oleg on Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:42 pm

Skaut_PL wrote:Wow, I am amazed... In Truso we have no wooden artefacts at all... anly amber, amber, amber, jewelery, horns and bones, iron... Will it be possible to receive some mpictures/paper on toys (viking and medieval times) from Ireland?


Hi Piotr,

There is one or two publications on games, a book on decorated wooden finds from Dublin. Some high quality pieces like Ballinderry wooden board are also published. Just give more details about what kind of information you are looking for and
Alexander will follow up on that.
Are you coming to Kiev in August this year? That would be an occasion to meet.

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Bran-Deas - group, focused on Ireland(IX-XI) located in Kiev, Ukraine.
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