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By Peter Clark

New and fascinating 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 comparable varieties of pottery and metalwork, lived within the similar type of homes and buried their lifeless within the comparable type of tombs, usually fairly diversified 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 id; the 'People of l. a. Manche'. Symbolic of those maritime Bronze Age Connections is the long-lasting 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 by means of the Dover Bronze Age Boat belief, which introduced jointly students from many alternative international locations to discover and rejoice those historic seaborne contacts. Twelve wide-ranging chapters discover subject matters of go back and forth, alternate, creation, 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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