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Vom Nordatlantik an die Schlei: Zwei neu identifizierte Schiffsausrüstungsteile aus Haithabu und Schleswig
Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology, Schleswig, Tyskalnd.
2011 (German)In: Germania, ISSN 0016-8874, Vol. 89, no 1-2, 305-328 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As part of the presentation of the ship finds from the harbour at Hedeby, elements of ship's equipment counted among the find material from the excavations in Hedeby andSchleswig were published. Finds of bone, horn and antler, however, were not taken intoconsideration as potential pieces of ship’s equipment. An object – now lost – made fromthe antler of a red deer and found in the settlement excavation of Hedeby could be identified as an oarlock. Among the material from medieval Schleswig was an object made fromthe tooth of a sperm whale, which must be characterised as a vaðbeinand was used indeep-sea fishing with draglines. Parallels for these objects, rare in southern Scandinavia,point to western Norway and the North Atlantic.

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Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2011. Vol. 89, no 1-2, 305-328 p.
Keyword [en]
Bergen / Faroe Islands / Orkney Islands / Haithabu / Shetland Islands / Gamlebyen (Oslo) / Schleswig / whales / bone / horne / navigation / ships / boats
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-121126OAI: diva2:856496
Available from: 2015-09-24 Created: 2015-09-24 Last updated: 2015-10-30Bibliographically approved

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