Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorVan de Noort, Roberten_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Exeteren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-07T15:11:03Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-25T10:35:24Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-20T14:04:22Z
dc.date.issued2006en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to offer a new analysis of the social dimensions of seafaring in the second millennium BC and a consideration of the role of seafaring in (re )creating the social order at the time through its economic, socio-political and ritual significance. It revisits the sewn-plank boats from Ferriby, Kilnsea, Dover, Calidcot, Testwood Lakes, Goldcliff and Brigg, and aspects of the way in which seafarers signified themselves and their world through their imagined relationship with the environment are illuminated. The study argues that in the Early Bronze Age, sewn-plank boats were used for directional, long-distance journeys, aimed at the ‘cosmological acquisition’ of exotic goods, and the contexts of these boats link the overseas journeys to the ancestors. In the Middle and Late Bronze Age, sewn-plank boats were used for down-the-line exchange, and fragments of sewn-plank boats were included in structured deposits, within or near river crossings, reflecting the idioms of transformation and regeneration which are well established for this period. Through the reconstruction of the boats’ crews, it is suggested that the development of a retinue was a prerequisite for the successful completion of the long-distance journeys, and the social identities that were cultivated during these voyages are recognised as a potentially important element in the rise of elite groups in the Early Bronze Age.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Prehistoric Society 72, 2006, pp. 267-287en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10036/20060en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherThe Prehistoric Societyen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/prehistoric/en_GB
dc.subjectsewn-plank boatsen_GB
dc.subjectBronze Ageen_GB
dc.subjectrock arten_GB
dc.subjectretinueen_GB
dc.subjectritual of travelen_GB
dc.titleArgonauts of the North Sea - a Social Maritime Archaeology for the 2nd Millennium BCen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2008-03-07T15:11:03Zen_GB
dc.date.available2011-01-25T10:35:24Zen_GB
dc.date.available2013-03-20T14:04:22Z
dc.identifier.issn0079-497Xen_GB
dc.descriptionReproduced with the permission of the publisher. Journal home page http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prehistoric/en_GB
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Prehistoric Societyen_GB
dc.subject.otherArchaeologyen_GB


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record