Remains of medieval boat found near Loddon, England

Archaeologist Heather Wallis is excited about the "particularly significant" discovery of a boat dating from between 1400 and 1600 CE during excavations of a drainage dyke near near Loddon, England. (photo)

The experts are attempting to remove the oak planks to be put into wet storage for longterm conservation. Peat digging in the Middle Ages created the necessity for water traffic in the region, and boats, such as this one, would have carried lighter goods.