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What Were Sails Made Of?

By Eve Black and David Samuel

From the study of ancient wrecks, using modern archaeological techniques including carbon14 dating, a great deal is now known about hulls and shipโ€™s carpentry. However, apart from pictures, very little is known in detail about sails, since practically nothing has been preserved. Forms of propulsion for boats gradually evolved from manpower to wind assisted, as […] Read More

Filed under: Prehistory | Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design