During the excavation of a 9th/10th-century Frisian settlement on the island of Sylt, ship-timbers in secondary use were discovered in a well. They were recycled as part of the well-lining.
The four ship-timbers were frame elements and originated from a clinker-built vessel. The composition of floor-timber, bite, and bite knee is characteristic for the Nordic clinker tradition of the Viking Age.
The ship-timbers were typologically dated to the 9th-10th century.
The ship-timbers were documented and later conserved at the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum, Bremerhaven).
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