Archaeologists discovered this octagonal timber in the tree dam section of the site. It may have come from a building in Alexandria or could be from a river boat's mast.
Exposed section of the tree dam. The cordage used to bind the
trees together did not survive, but the molding it left behind can
be seen at the bottom of the timbers. Photo courtesy of Coastal
Exposed corner section of a crib dam. Photo courtesy of Coastal Environments, inc.
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