Ancient and recent river and sea boats of Sussex, Kent and SE England

Saturday 26 May 2018


The course

An introduction to the boat archaeology of Kent, Sussex, and SE England covering the wide period of Bronze Age to the 20th century focussing on small vernacular boats, barges and coastal craft used in the rivers, estuaries, and along the shore without which the economy of the region could not have functioned.

The tutor

Damian Goodburn BA Phd AIFA Studied general archaeology for a BA at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, London 1979- 82, then worked in field archaeology in England and France at various locations until 1985. Before and during this period he was also involved in boat restoration, small boat building projects and harbour woodwork. In 1985 he was employed as a field archaeologist working for the Museum of London. From 1988 has been employed as a specialist in the excavation, recording, interpreting and researching of early woodworking from the Old Stone Age to the 19th century. During the 1990s he carried out part time Phd research in the field of medieval ship and boat building and was awarded the degree in 2003. He now works part time for the Museum of London as Ancient Woodwork Specialist in the London area and elsewhere.

Participant information

No special clothing equipment is required but please wear sturdy footwear and bring warm outdoor clothing, as some of the day maybe outside.

Fee and refreshments

£65 per person, to include all tuition, teas, coffees and a light lunch. Please let the Museum know of any dietary requirements in advance.



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