In recent years, sails have been made of cotton, but in the old days, linen and hemp were also used to make sail canvas.
This boat was not built for the museum, but for a private client, so we used modern Clipper Canvas, a synthetic material that looks like cotton sail cloth but lasts much longer.
On shipwreck typologies, archaeologists now recognize regional forms for which historical explanations are advanced.
On wood as an archaeological material, methods of tree-ring dating now also reveal the geographic origin of timbers.
The puritan New England cabinetmakers built simple unadorned cupboards painted in drab colors.
The Shakers are well known for their simple but elegant furniture.
Traditionally, boats in Denmark have been built from different types of wood.
This system is remarkably accurate to within a ten-year period.
The selection is made on the basis of an analysis of the wood's strength, weight, longevity, appearance, growth pattern and so on. Birch is stronger than oak, for example, but doesn't last nearly as long and is therefore almost never used in ship and boat building. Pine, larch, Douglas spruce or Norwegian spruce have all been used.
We use Norwegian spruce because it is light and because it provides good, slow-grown, straight timbers.
À propos de la conception des carènes, deux synthèses divergentes, puisant à des sources atlantiques et méditerranéennes, ont été publiées.
En matière de typologies, les archéologues distinguent désormais des signatures régionales pour lesquelles ils avancent des explications historiques.