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New AMS radiocarbon dates for the North Ferriby boats—a contribution to dating prehistoric seafaring in northwestern Europe

  • Edward V. Wright, Robert E. M. Hedges (a1), Alex Bayliss (a2) and Robert Van de Noort (a3)


A new series of radiocarbon measurements on three sewn-plank boats from North Ferriby, Yorkshire, has provided consistent new dating for these craft, which suggests that the appearance of such boats may fall in the early Bronze Age.



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