Fiskerton log boat

The Collection, Lincoln-500/-300

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

Blow by blow, this boat was worked from a single oak tree trunk. It has a bowed bow and a square stern, closed by a board slotted into a groove. We can still see the axe marks on the sides. Few wooden boats survive from the Iron Age and the two found at Fiskerton were deliberately sunk, perhaps as offerings. This type of boat most likely would have been used to travel along rivers, transporting goods.


  • Title: Fiskerton log boat
  • Creator: The Collection, Lincoln
  • Date Created: -500/-300
  • Location Created: Findspot: Fiskerton causeway site, Lincolnshire, UK
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 6.3 m; Diameter: 80 cm (centre)
  • External Link: Fiskerton log boat on Lincs to the Past website

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