Close encounters: sea- and riverborne trade, ports and hinterlands, ship construction and navigation in antiquity, the Middle Ages and in modern time

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Archaeopress, 2004 - Political Science - 201 pages
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Many of the nineteen papers presented in this volume originated at the 6th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeology held in Lisbon in 2000. Their aim is to draw on archaeological and historical evidence to explore the changes that global trade and European expansion wrought on the maritime world between antiquity and the present day. The scope of the volume is vast with case studies covering the classical world, medieval Europe and the Americas. Subjects include: the role of Genoa in ancient Mediterranean trade; Adriatic amphorae recovered from Spain; trading routes in Roman Gaul; coarse pottery throughout the Mediterranean; inland navigation in Italy; the riverborne transport of large loads; the trade of terra sigillata in Portugal; a Roman fluvial harbour in Spain; international trade in middle Saxon England; post-medieval celestial navigation; daily life onboard a 17th-century Iberian ship; Atlantic trade in the 16th century; the waterfront archaeology of Newfoundland. Illustrated throughout.

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The role of Genoa in the Mediterranean trade in Antiquity
Cagliari and its hinterland from the archaic to the late Roman age
The Adriatic Amphora Type L 2 recovered from the environment of Cartagena Murcia Spain

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