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By Peter Clark

New and interesting discoveries on both sides of the English Channel lately have started to teach that individuals dwelling within the coastal zones of Belgium, southern Britain, northern France and the Netherlands shared a typical 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 lifeless within the similar form of tombs, frequently particularly diverse to these utilized by their neighbours extra inland. the ocean didn't seem to be a barrier to those humans yet particularly a road, connecting groups in a special cultural identification; the 'People of l. a. Manche'. Symbolic of those maritime Bronze Age Connections is the long-lasting Dover Bronze Age boat, one in all 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 by way of the Dover Bronze Age Boat belief, which introduced jointly students from many various international locations to discover and have a good time those historic seaborne contacts. Twelve wide-ranging chapters discover subject matters of trip, trade, creation, magic and formality that throw new mild on our realizing of the seafaring peoples of the second one millennium BC.

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