Since the end of the XIX century, the numerous logboat findings have stood out for their consistency from the scarce archaeological evidence about the utilisation of the Po valley rivers in the Middle Ages. This study aims to reach a better understanding of early medieval logboats, collecting previous studies of archeometry and providing new analyses. In the future, the data will be brought together in a 3D reconstruction to assess the performance of these boats in terms of navigation and cargo capacity. It also aims at suggesting hypotheses on the uses of logboats, considering written sources from medieval times, studies from the past and environmental changes of the river system over time.

Logboats and the river: utilisation of the Po Valley in Early Medieval times

Alice Lucchini
2020

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Since the end of the XIX century, the numerous logboat findings have stood out for their consistency from the scarce archaeological evidence about the utilisation of the Po valley rivers in the Middle Ages. This study aims to reach a better understanding of early medieval logboats, collecting previous studies of archeometry and providing new analyses. In the future, the data will be brought together in a 3D reconstruction to assess the performance of these boats in terms of navigation and cargo capacity. It also aims at suggesting hypotheses on the uses of logboats, considering written sources from medieval times, studies from the past and environmental changes of the river system over time.
Incipit 8: Workshop de Estudos Medievais da Universidade do Porto
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