Fiskerton log boat

The village of Fiskerton lies just to the east of Lincoln, on the River Witham. In 1981, the discovery of Iron Age weaponry and timber stakes led to a remarkable and important discovery. The site was once a timber causeway, used during the Iron Age by the Corieltavi tribe to deposit valuable objects into the waters as religious offerings.

This complete boat was made from a single oak tree truck, and still bears axe marks from its manufacture. It was deliberately sunk as an offering and may have been specially made for this purpose.

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