The Boat Motif on the Tintagel Slate Fragment: its Implications

By A.W. Farrell, published August 1984

Abstract

This paper argues that the Tintagel slate motif provides evidence for a planked boat tradition in the western waters of Britain and Ireland in the early medieval period. The slate fragment dates from pre 9th century and depicts a hull and possibly a simple yard and sail. The seven horizontal lines on the simple hull parallel the gunwhale line and can only be interpreted as strake runs.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Early Middle Ages | English Channel | Irish Sea
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

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