Maritime Archaeology at Gdan’sk urban sites

Author(s): Joanna Dabal

Year: 2014


Gda’sk, Poland was the biggest south Baltic port during the post medieval period. Inland excavation bringing remains of port life including shipyards areas and boats buried in old mouths. Except those obvious categories connected with maritime archaeology there are many items connected with sea life. In these paper there will be shortly introduced research status of three shipyard sites located at st. Lastadia, st. Walowa/Old Shipyard and Shipyard Square. Examples of boats found in mouth of medieval city walls during the excavation at St. Podwale Przedmiejskie will be also presented. Additionally author would like to point the categories of items connected directly and indirectly with ports and sea life. Those will be tools and ship building materials found during urban excavation. Ships iconography on imported ceramics in Gdansk are also very interesting source for maritime knowledge and port cities culture.

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Maritime Archaeology at Gdan’sk urban sites. Joanna Dabal. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437106)

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PaperId(s): SYM-57,04