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When is a Bronze Age boat, not a Bronze Age boat?

Back in October, it was reported that a Bronze Age boat had been found in Faversham Creek.  However, careful study of the find by the renowned ancient woodworking specialist Dr Damian Goodburn has shown that the trough-shaped piece of elm around 3.2 metres long with a section 0.5 metre square with clear pit-saw marks, is not a boat but more probably part of a sluice or the remains of a tidemill wheel trough, dating from between the 15th and 17th centuries AD.

 

Plans are now being drawn up by the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, in order to investigate the findspot further and produce a scientific report on the discovery.

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