By Peter Clark
New and intriguing discoveries on each side of the English Channel lately have all started to teach that individuals residing within the coastal zones of Belgium, southern Britain, northern France and the Netherlands shared a standard fabric tradition in the course of the Bronze Age, among 3 and 4 thousand years in the past. They used comparable kinds of pottery and metalwork, lived within the similar type of homes and buried their lifeless within the comparable form of tombs, frequently really various to these utilized by their neighbours extra inland. the ocean didn't seem to be a barrier to those humans yet really a road, connecting groups in a special cultural identification; the 'People of los angeles Manche'. Symbolic of those maritime Bronze Age Connections is the long-lasting Dover Bronze Age boat, one among Europe's maximum prehistoric discoveries and testomony to the ability and technical sophistication of our Bronze Age ancestors. This monograph provides 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 have a good time those old seaborne contacts. Twelve wide-ranging chapters discover topics of commute, trade, construction, magic and formality that throw new mild on our figuring out of the seafaring peoples of the second one millennium BC.
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Copper mining and production at the beginning of the British Bronze Age Simon Timberlake 8. The demise of the flint tool industry Chris Butler 9. Land at the other end of the sea? Metalwork circulation, geographical knowledge and the significance of British/Irish imports in the Bronze Age of the Low Countries David Fontijn 10. The master(y) of hard materials: Thoughts on technology, materiality and ideology occasioned by the Dover boat Mary W Helms 11. Exploring the ritual of travel in prehistoric Europe: The Bronze Age sewn-plank boats in context Robert Van de Noort 12.
Acknowledgements First and foremost, thanks must go to the Trustees of the Dover Bronze Age Boat Trust whose vision and commitment made the conference such a success; Paul Bennett, Steve Bispham, Bill Fawcus, John Moir, Frank Panton, Andrew Richardson, David Ryeland, Anthony Ward and Robin Westbrook. The practical co-ordination and organisation of the conference was undertaken by Denise Ryeland, who discharged her responsibilities with exemplary efficiency and good humour, and invaluable support and assistance was provided by Jon Iveson and the staff of Dover museum.
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Bronze Age Connections: Cultural Contact in Prehistoric Europe by Peter Clark