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date: 28 November 2022

ships, Bronze Agelocked

ships, Bronze Agelocked

  • Shelley Wachsmann

Summary

During the Bronze Age, ships and seafaring capabilities transformed the Mediterranean and Red Seas from insurmountable barriers to highways over which cultures communicated for a variety of reasons. Watercraft were essential to the development of maritime cultures in the Bronze Age. Our knowledge of these vessels derives primarily from contemporaneous iconography, but also from remains of the actual vessels and from texts. Each culture developed ships and boats that best suited their individual needs based on the availability of materials and local traditions.

Subjects

  • Greek Material Culture: Bronze Age
  • Science, Technology, and Medicine

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