Constructional Parallels In Scandinavian and Oceanic Boat Construction

By James Hornell, published November 1935


An examination of the similarities (parallels) in early boats built, both in antiquity and modern times, on opposite sides of the world.    The widespread use of the sewn plank and lashed rib construction system is considered along with the vexed question of “independent invention” or “cultural diffusion”.    A rather long bow is drawn regarding diffusion of knowledge during the end of the recent glacial age.


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Filed under: Prehistory | Baltic | Pacific
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design

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