Archaeological, Historical, and Ethnographic Approaches to the Study of Sewn Boats: past, present, and future
Source of Publication
International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
© 2019 The Authors. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology © 2019 The Nautical Archaeology Society. Sewn-plank vessels have been a pervasive form of ship construction since antiquity. This paper provides an introductory overview of the current state of the field of sewn-plank studies, with a particular focus on the Indian Ocean. It describes the basic function of sewn-plank techniques, and then discusses textual references and historical approaches to the topic. The relevant archaeological evidence is reviewed, and prior ethnographic work relating to the topic is outlined. It summarizes numerous experimental sewn-plank reconstructions that have been undertaken and concludes with a discussion of the current directions of the field and suggestions for the future.
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Social and Behavioral Sciences
archaeology, ethnography, history, Indian Ocean, sewn-plank boats, ship construction
Staples, Eric and Blue, Lucy, "Archaeological, Historical, and Ethnographic Approaches to the Study of Sewn Boats: past, present, and future" (2019). All Works. 539.
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Open Access Type
Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository