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The Newport Ship represents the most substantial discovery of medieval shipping in Britain in the modern era. Following the ship's rescue excavation in 2002, the ship's timbers, associated artefacts and environmental remains have been investigated using a wide range of techniques including 3-dimensional capture technologies and analytical archaeological science. The nature of this unique archaeological discovery will be described before focusing on the scientific techniques being employed to preserve, understand and analyse a rare example of, arguably, the most complex machine constructed by medieval societies - the ocean-going ship.

8 February 2011 Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University

The Newport Medieval Ship

Mr Nigel Nayling FSA MIFA
School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology,

University of Wales, Lampeter