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    • Hello,

      I’ve had a look at your article, thanks for the ref good that its come in useful! I’m glad you put peter first as he actually did the building and we were more or less interested onlookers who made themselves useful, not sure if hes actually seen the online write up! It wasn’t intended to be a scholarly article but if I hadn’t put something up there wouldn’t have ever been anything written about the experiment!

      Best wishes
      Helen

      • Thanks for reading my post. I had to set up a blog as college homework.
        Your boat project is very clearly explained with an excellent narrative in photos.
        Sally at college is our experimenter with skins and perhaps we can put something together to sail ourselves?
        Thanks again,
        Graham.

      • Hi Graham,

        Hope you got some good feedback from your examiner! Which collage are you at? and where are you based? Experimental archaeology is a great way to learn, however perhaps a slightly smaller project would be more appropriate until you learn the techniques? there have been some lovely cow skin replica choricales produced, these are also very easy to sail and shouldn’t take more than a weekend to produce (the boat we made took two weeks)!

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