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The discovery of the well preserved remains of a bronze age boat in dover in 1992 was one of the most important post war finds in britain the boat was of a stitched oak plank structure and has been dated to 1550 bc to mark the tenth anniversary of the. The book dover bronze age boat edited by peter clark is published by historic england publishing re assembly and display in the multi award winning bronze age gallery at dover museum the boat was made from huge oak planks hewn into elaborate shapes that fitted together with exacting tolerances these were made fast with an intricate . This richly illustrated book including carefully researched reconstruction drawings tells the dramatic story of its discovery and excavation and the pioneering work done on its conservation re assembly and display in the multi award winning bronze age gallery at dover museum the boat was made from huge oak planks hewn into elaborate shapes . Dover bronze age boat is one of fewer than 20 bronze age boats so far found in britain it dates to 1575 1520 bc which may make it the oldest substantially intact boat in the world older boat finds are small fragments some less than a metre square though much older ships exist such as the khufu ship from 2500 bc. The dover bronze age boat share tweet linkedin email paperback by peter clark sewn plank boat were discovered buried six metres below the streets of dover in se england the boat has been dated to c 150 bc and is one of the most important and spectacular prehistoric wooden objects ever found in europe this richly illustrated book