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Wooden tableware 1st half of the 14th century (after 1306)

    Category:
  • Renc'Art
  • Guided Tour
  •  :
    • FR - 12:30 - 5 March 2019
    • FR - 19:00 - 7 March 2019
    • DE - 12:30 - 12 March 2019
    • DE - 19:00 - 14 March 2019
    • EN - 12:30 - 19 March 2019
    • EN - 19:00 - 21 March 2019
    • PT - 12:30 - 26 March 2019
    • PT - 19:00 - 28 March 2019

In January 1991, a rectangular latrine filled with earth was discovered in the course of excavations at Îlot du Rost.

The artefacts recovered from the site included a unique set of maple, beech and pine vessels consisting of 28 staved goblets, 30 turned plates and a spoon, all in an exceptional state of conservation.

These wooden items owed their excellent condition to the anaerobic and humid environment of the latrine where they were found.

Following their recovery, the artefacts were taken to a specialized laboratory at the Schleswig-Holstein State Museum for prehistory and ancient history in Schleswig for a two-year treatment to ensure their further conservation.

This exceptional set of wooden tableware provides a precious testimony of daily life in the Middle Ages and thus one of the most important archaeological objects in the MNHA collections.