Ships and boats as archaeological source material

Authors
Citation
J. Adams, Ships and boats as archaeological source material, WORLD ARCHA, 32(3), 2001, pp. 292-310
Citations number
57
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Archeology
Journal title
WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY
ISSN journal
0043-8243 → ACNP
Volume
32
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
292 - 310
Database
ISI
SICI code
0043-8243(200102)32:3<292:SABAAS>2.0.ZU;2-L
Abstract
So often it is pots that are used to explore social interactions of the pas t. Yet in so many cultures, ships and boats have acquired such a prominent symbolic profile, it might be argued that they are even more potent carrier s of meaning than the pots they so often transported. This paper examines t he factors that give watercraft their archaeological potential and argues t hat we are only just beginning to exploit them to the full.