North Sea Archaeologies: A Maritime Biography, 10,000 BC - AD 1500

Paperback | June 30, 2012

byRobert Van De Noort

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This innovative study offers an up-to-date analysis of the archaeology of the North Sea. Robert Van de Noort traces the way people engaged with the North Sea from the end of the last ice age, around 10,000 BC, to the close of the Middle Ages, about AD 1500. Van de Noort draws uponarchaeological research from many countries, including the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Belgium and France, and addresses topics which include the first interactions of people with the emerging North Sea, the origin and development of fishing, the creation of coastallandscapes, the importance of islands and archipelagos, the development of seafaring ships and their use by early seafarers and pirates, and the treatments of boats and ships at the end of their useful lives.

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This innovative study offers an up-to-date analysis of the archaeology of the North Sea. Robert Van de Noort traces the way people engaged with the North Sea from the end of the last ice age, around 10,000 BC, to the close of the Middle Ages, about AD 1500. Van de Noort draws uponarchaeological research from many countries, including t...

Robert Van de Noort is Professor in Wetland Archaeology at the University of Exeter. He has led the multi-period Humber Wetlands Project and the excavations at the Iron Age 'marsh-fort' at Sutton Common, in Yorkshire.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pagesPublished:June 30, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199657084

ISBN - 13:9780199657087

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the sea is 'good to think'2. An archaeological theory of the sea3. The sea as a dynamic and hybrid landscape4. Fish: exploring the sea as a taskscape5. Socializing coastal landscapes6. Archipelagos and islands7. Moving across the North Sea8. The daily practice of seafaring: the ship as heterotopia par excellence9. The cultural biographies of boats10. Conclusions: a maritime biography

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Review from previous edition: "a comprehensive archaeological study of an entire sea, the North Sea" --The Irish Skipper