Download e-book for iPad: Bronze Age Connections: Cultural Contact in Prehistoric by Peter Clark

By Peter Clark

ISBN-10: 1842173480

ISBN-13: 9781842173480

New and intriguing discoveries on both sides of the English Channel lately have began to teach that folks dwelling within the coastal zones of Belgium, southern Britain, northern France and the Netherlands shared a standard fabric tradition through the Bronze Age, among 3 and 4 thousand years in the past. They used related varieties of pottery and metalwork, lived within the comparable type of homes and buried their useless within the comparable form of tombs, frequently relatively various to these utilized by their neighbours extra inland. the ocean didn't seem to be a barrier to those humans yet relatively a road, connecting groups in a different cultural id; the 'People of l. a. Manche'. Symbolic of those maritime Bronze Age Connections is the enduring Dover Bronze Age boat, one in every of Europe's maximum prehistoric discoveries and testomony to the ability and technical sophistication of our Bronze Age ancestors. This monograph offers papers from a convention held in Dover in 2006 organised through the Dover Bronze Age Boat belief, which introduced jointly students from many various nations to discover and rejoice those old seaborne contacts. Twelve wide-ranging chapters discover issues of trip, trade, construction, magic and formality that throw new gentle on our knowing of the seafaring peoples of the second one millennium BC.

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