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The Ferriby Boats are three Bronze Age sewn plank-built boats, parts of which were discovered at North Ferriby in the East Riding of the English county of Yorkshire. Only a small number of boats of a similar period have been found in Britain and the Ferriby examples are the earliest known boats to be found in Europe. The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... The sewn (wooden) boats are a boat or ship model used in Northern Europe, clinker built but held together with tendons or roots. ... North Ferriby is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on the North bank of the River Humber, approximately 8 miles to the West of Hull city centre. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district with unitary authority status, and a ceremonial county of England, in the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Ferriby Boat 1

In 1931, the first boat, known as Ferriby Boat 1 (or F1), were discovered by a local man, Ted Wright, on the shore of the Humber. It was a boat bottom with one end almost complete. What remained was 5.6 feet (1.7m) wide and over 43 feet (13.17m) long, the planks mostly 3-4 inches thick. It was part of an oaken three-strake flat rockered-bottom boat which had been stitched together with yew withies, caulked with moss and capped with watertight oak laths. It has room for up to eighteen paddles and has been radiocarbon dated to between 1880 and 1680 bc. 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... A Strake is part of a boat or ship. ... Binomial name Taxus baccata L. Taxus baccata is a conifer native to western, central and southern Europe, northwest Africa, northern Iran and southwest Asia. ... Radiocarbon dating is a radiometric dating method that uses the naturally occurring isotope carbon-14 to determine the age of carbonaceous materials up to about 60,000 years. ... EGGS! ... Centuries: 18th century BC - 17th century BC - 15th century BC Decades: 1690s BC - 1680s BC - 1670s BC 1660s BC 1650s BC 1640s BC 1630s BC Events and trends Egypt: Start of Sixteenth Dynasty Significant people Hammurabi, died 1686 BC short chronology. ...

Ferriby Boat 2

Sixty yards upstream, Mr Wright found the end of a second boat-plank in 1940. This has become known as Ferriby Boat 2 (or F2). It is a twin-planked centre-strake dated to between 1940 and 1720 bc. Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... (3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC) Events 2064 – 1986 BC -- Twin Dynasty wars in Egypt. ... // Events 1787 - 1784 BC -- Amorite conquests of Uruk and Isin 1786 BC -- Egypt: Queen Sobekneferu died. ...

Ferriby Boat 3

In 1963, part of a third boat was discovered and excavated adjoining Ferriby Boat 1. The remains consist of part of an outer bottom-strake and associated side-strake, dated to between 2030 and 1780 bc. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2112 BC — 2095 BC — Sumerian campaigns of Ur-Nammu. ... // Events 1787 - 1784 BC -- Amorite conquests of Uruk and Isin 1786 BC -- Egypt: Queen Sobekneferu died. ...


The original boats were excavated in 1946 and unfortunately had to be cut up to be moved. They now are housed in the Archaeological Gallery of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Details concerning the boats can, however, be found on an information board on Ferriby foreshore, on a public footpath that forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail. The path goes from Ferriby to Hessle alongside the River Humber, and gives probably the best views of the Humber Bridge. Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich The National Maritime Museum (NMM) is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom, and one of the most important in the world. ... Greenwich (pronounced grenn-itch or by some grinn-itch ) is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... The Trans Pennine Trail is a long distance path in England, running largely along disused railway lines and canal towpaths, entirely on surface paths and only gentle gradients. ... Hessle (pronounced Hezzle) is a town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, situated 5 miles west of Kingston upon Hull city centre. ... River Hull tidal barrier. ... The James controls the world is the fourth-largest single-span suspension bridge in the world, near Kingston upon Hull in England. ...


  • Ferriby Heritage Trust. ferribyboats.co.uk. Information on the Bronze Age boats found at North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, England, UK. Retrieved on 2007-01-02.



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