The Sea-craft of Prehistory
Psychology Press, 1988 - 260 من الصفحات
A detailed account of man's use of inland and ocean-going craft from the earliest times until the dawn of history, using new archaeological research. All forms of evidence are assessed, from the vessels of ancient Egypt to the Chinese junk.The nautical dimension of prehistory has not so far received the attention it deserves. It is also too often assumed that early man was land bound, yet this is demonstrably not the case. Recent research has shown that man travelled and tracked over greater distances and at a much earlier date than has previously been thought possible. Some of these facts can be explained only by man's mastery of water transport from earliest times. This book, by an acknowledged expert on prehistoric sea-craft, examines these problems looking at the new archaeological information in the light of the author's nautical knowledge. The result is a detailed account of man's use of inland and ocean-going craft from earliest times until the dawn of recorded history. All forms of evidence are critically assessed, from the vessels of Ancient Egypt to the Chinese junk, to present of comprehensive picture of the vessels men have built through the ages, and of the variety of ways in which they have been used.
The Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf
China and Japan
Abbreviations used in the notes
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
aboriginal American ancient archaeological bark canoe bow and stern Broighter boat Bronze Age Caergwrle canoe Casson caulking century BC chapter Chinese Civilisation coast coracle Crumlin-Pedersen curragh dug-out E. V. Wright early East Egyptian Ellmers Eskimo Europe Evenhus evidence excavated fastened Ferriby boats Figure fishing flat bottom frames gunwale Hornell hull ibid Indian island kayak keel Landström lashings later LeBaron Bowen leeboards Logboats London Marstrander mast McGrail Mediterranean Mesolithic metres long millennium BC mortise and tenon National Maritime Museum Needham Neolithic North northern oars obsidian outrigger Pacific period Piggott planked boats possible prehistoric primitive radiocarbon dates raft reed boat reed-bundle ribs river Rock carving Roman round sailing raft saveiro sea-going seems sewn sewn boats shape ship side skin boat South America stone strakes suggests technique tenon timber tradition type of craft umiak vessel Viking voyage wooden Zwammerdam