PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to current Government advice. We hope to run it in the Autumn.
During the dramatic discovery of the Newport Ship in 2002, the application of dendrochronology provided the first precise absolute dating for the timbers surrounding and within the ship, placing the ship’s arrival in Newport to after AD 1468. The ship itself has now been dated against historic buildings in the hinterland of the Basque Country in Spain. These discoveries have encouraged further research on other Iberian shipwrecks on the Atlantic seaboard of Europe also in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.