chapter  4
Description of the boat-finds
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Immediately east of the end of these and again on the underside, an elaborate cleat had been carved out of the solid wood, pierced with an oval transverse hole and shaped with long tapering 'wings' which would serve to protect from abrasion whatever might have been passed through it. Above the cleat on the upper side of the plank, a comparatively low and much worn transverse ridge spanned

it from edge to edge (Figure 1.14). The remaining features on the upper side of the keel-plank, all worked out of the solid when the planks were shaped, will be described in the following pages.