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Re-used planks, compass timber and sintels from Harburg’s merchant quarters

At the Schloßstraße excavation

In the ongoing excavation in Harburg’s medieval merchant quarters at Schloßstraße, a great quantity of caulking clamps (sintels) and several reused planks and compass timbers have been unearthed adjacent to the town canal. The preservational conditions are outstanding and the sheer quantity of caulking clamps will undoubtedly  contribute to the refinement of the sintel-typology.

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