Moulds,Graminhosand Ribbands: a pilot study of the construction ofsaveirosin Valena and the Baa de Todos os Santos area, Brazil Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Nautical Archaeology Society. The survival of late medieval Mediterranean techniques to conceive and build ships and boats in Brazil was noted by John Patrick Sarsfield in the 1980s, but his study of the Valena shipwrights was interrupted by his untimely death in 1990. This paper summarizes Sarsfield's account of these shipbuilding techniques, examines that published by Lev Smarcevski (1996), and provides some preliminary results of the pilot stage of a project to further research traditional shipbuilding in Valena and the Baa de Todos os Santos region.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

author list (cited authors)

  • Castro, F., & Gomes-Dias, D.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM