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Appleby logboat
Material Wood
Created 1500-1300 BC
Discovered River Ancholme, North Lincolnshire, England
Present location North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe, England

The Appleby logboat is a Bronze Age logboat, found during dredging of the old River Acholme near Appleby, North Lincolnshire in 1943. It dates to the period 1500-1300 BC. It is one of two prehistoric dug-out boats found in the Ancholme, the other being found near Brigg in 1886. Both of these boats contain evidence of repairs in the form of sewing of lashing techniques: splits in the wood had been repaired using birch (Betula sp.) plants held in place by oak (Quercus sp.) wedges.

The boat is on public display at North Lincolnshire Museum.

Discovery of logboat in Brigg in 1886
Discovery of a one tree log boat in Brigg in 1886
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