Strachan, D., (2010). Carpow in context. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

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Carpow in context
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a Late Bronze Age logboat from the Tay
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249
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Introductory chapters discuss logboats in general and historic waterways. These are followed by descriptions of the discovery, excavation and recovery of the Carpow boat, and a detailed look at its form. Issues of manufacture and use are considered, and the contemporary environment is discussed. PP-B
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David Strachan
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Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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2010
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URL: http://www.socantscot.org/partnumber.asp?pnid=326401
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02 Mar 2011
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Abstract
Sean McGrail
1 - 8
Overview, mainly drawing on British, Irish, and European archaeological and ethnographic evidence.
9 - 12
Glossary of ship-building, sailing, and relevant conservation terms.
David Strachan
13 - 26
Looks at the history and geology of the Tay, the Earn, and the Firth of Tay.
David Strachan
27 - 56
Describes the finding and recovery of the Carpow logboat.
David Strachan
57 - 89
Detailed description of the Carpow logboat.
David Strachan
Gordon T Cook
Anne Crone
91 - 95
Reports dendrochronological and radiocarbon dates for the Carpow logboat.
Damian M Goodburn
97 - 113
Discusses the evidence for how the Carpow logboat was made, drawing on ethnographic and experimental evidence, as well as evidence from the boat itself.
David Strachan
Damian M Goodburn
115 - 123
Discusses how the logboat might have been used, looking at finds of possible paddles from elsewhere in Scotland and beyond. The difficulties of propelling a logboat, based on practical experience, are also considered.
R J C Mowat
125 - 138
Discusses the Carpow boat in the context of other British logboats.
Michael Cressey
Susan Dawson
133 - 138
Report on environmental evidence from a tract of eroding peat identified close to the site of the Carpow logboat.
Sarah Winlow
139 - 150
Discusses the Carpow logboat in the context of the Scottish Bronze Age, specifically that of the area around the Firth of Tay.
Trevor G Cowie
Mark A Hall
149 - 162
Reviews metalwork recovered from the Tay to help contextualise the broader use of the river.
David Strachan
163 - 179
Discusses the cultural landscape in which the boat was used, speculating on its area of use, its builders, its possible purpose, and the cargoes it may have carried. Suggests that the deposition of the boat may have been ritual in nature.
Peter Clark
181 - 190
Overview of the discovery, excavation and analysis of the Dover Bronze Age boat. A brief comparison is made with the Carpow logboat.
Theo Skinner
191 - 198
Steven Timoney
199 - 200
201 - 204
David Strachan
Susan Dawson
205 - 207