Stone Age Sailors : Paleolithic Seafaring in the Mediterranean.
By: Simmons, Alan H.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Walnut Creek : Routledge, 2016Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (265 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781611321166.Subject(s): Paleolithic period -- Mediterranean Region.;Navigation, Prehistoric -- Mediterranean Region.;Mediterranean Region -- AntiquitiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Stone Age Sailors : Paleolithic Seafaring in the MediterraneanDDC classification: 937 LOC classification: GN772.25 -- .S566 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Intro -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: Neanderthals Afloat? Introduction and Research Background -- Chapter 2: A Brief History of Global Seafaring and Archaeology - Katelyn DiBenedetto and Alan H. Simmons -- Chapter 3: Environmental Considerations - Katelyn DiBenedetto and Alan H. Simmons -- Chapter 4: Of Boats, Invisible Sites, and Archaeological Method:The Difficulty of Documenting Early Seafaring Activity - Katelyn DiBenedetto and Alan H. Simmons -- Chapter 5: Pre-Neolithic Seafaring in the Mediterranean: The Claims and the Evidence -- Chapter 6: Cyprus and the Hippos -- Chapter 7: Current Developments in Cyprus since 2000 A.D -- Chapter 8: Current Developments on Other Islands -- Chapter 9: Conclusions -- References -- Index -- About the Authors.
Over the past decade, evidence has been mounting that our ancestors developed skills to sail across large bodies of water early in prehistory. In this fascinating volume, Alan Simmons summarizes and synthesizes the evidence for prehistoric seafaring and island habitation worldwide, then focuses on the Mediterranean. Recent work in Melos, Crete, and elsewhere-- as well as Simmons' own work in Cyprus-- demonstrate that long-distance sailing is a common Paleolithic phenomenon. His comprehensive presentation of the key evidence and findings will be of interest to both those interested in prehistory and those interested in ancient seafaring.
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