The context of Ria de Aveiro F (Ílhavo): confluence of shipbuilding traditions between Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Age.

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Abstract

The Ria de Aveiro F shipwreck site dates from the 16th century. Several well preserved wooden structures belonging to the ship’s hull were recovered from the site, as well as a series of block and rigging elements, some fragments of pottery, ballast stones and a limestone projectile. Discovered in 2002, during the Aveiro seaport expansion works, this was the oldest shipwreck site ever found in Portugal at that time. The shipwreck features structural elements and planking from a carvel built hull and also elements from a clinker hull, belonging to another vessel or to a mixed planking hull. The ship could be of South American origin, possibly from Brazil, according to the identification of wood species found in the shipwreck. However, a Mediterranean origin cannot be excluded, since the ship features several characteristics found in other vessels from that area. Therefore is a curious case because it combines architectural solutions
from multiple maritime spaces and different chronologies.
Original languageEnglish
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Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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