A Brand New Find!
Yesterday we found something new: a nail with an anchor-shaped rove.
The nail was uncovered on Monday. Photo: Margrethe K. H. Havgar/KHM.
The nail with anchor-shaped rove (also called "claw nail" in Norwegian) is both of a different type and size than other roves we have found so far!
This nail is a type of rivet that has been used to fasten the floortimber (which is part of the frame construction of the ship) to the planks in the inner hull construction of the ship.
Finding these nails enables us to identify the frames of the ship, which are important details for the reconstruction of the ship. The frames are otherwise mostly decomposed. The nail we found this week is therefore a nice detail from the original ship construction.
We have also made a photogrammetry model (meaning a 3D model) of how the nail looked in situ. It has already been published, so you can go check it out if you want!