The remains of an ancient boat, remarkaby well-preserved for a 1,200-year-old-find, reveals insights into shipbuilding technology in this region.
Ancient boat reveals shipbuilding skills of Javaâ€™s seafarers
Jakarta Post, 10 July 2009
Historians have long wondered just how Indonesians in the 6th and 7th centuries built their boats. A recent archaeological discovery sheds some light on the mystery.
In July last year, an ancient boat, measuring 15.6 meters long and 4 meters wide was discovered in Punjulharjo village, Rembang district, in Rembang regency.
A team from the Yogyakarta Archaeology Center made a detailed study of the site, about 200 meters inland from the Java Sea coastline, from June 17 to 26 this year.