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The invention of the Dover Bronze Age boat 16 years in the past keeps to encourage and stimulate debate concerning the nature of seafaring and cultural connections in prehistoric Europe; the twelve papers offered right here mirror an expanding popularity of cross-channel similarities and a coming jointly of maritime ('wet') and terrestrial ('dry') archaeology.

Contents: construction new connections (Peter Clark); Encompassing the ocean: 'maritories' and Bronze Age maritime interactions (Stuart Needham); From Picardy to Flanders: transmanche connections within the Bronze Age (Jean Bourgeois and Marc Talon); British immigrants killed in another country within the seventies: the increase and fall of a Dutch tradition (Liesbeth Theunissen); The Canche Estuary (Pas-de-Calais, France) from the early Bronze Age to the emporium of Quentovic: a standard buying and selling position among south east England and the continent (Michel Philippe); having a look ahead: maritime contacts within the first millennium BC (Barry Cunliffe); Copper Mining and construction in the beginning of the British Bronze Age new facts for Beaker/EBA prospecting and a few principles on scale, trade, and early smelting applied sciences (Simon Timberlake); The death of the flint instrument (Chris Butler); Land on the different finish of the ocean? Metalwork move, geographical wisdom and the importance of British/Irish imports within the Bronze Age of the Low nations (David Fontijn); The master(y) of demanding fabrics: strategies on expertise, materiality and beliefs occasioned by means of the Dover boat (Mary W Helms); Exploring the ritual of shuttle in prehistoric Europe: the Bronze Age sewn-plank boats in context (Robert van de Noort); In his fingers and in his head: the Amesbury Archer as magician (Andrew Fitzpatrick).

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His thesis, entitled Barrow Excavations within the 8 Beatitudes, is exclusive within the indisputable fact that it was once the 1st thesis within the Netherlands to be released in English (Glasbergen 1954). It displays the numerous contacts he had made in the course of his examine, relatively with English archaeologists. Glasbergen had mentioned pottery and the barrows with trees circles with Christopher Hawkes, Gerald Dunning and Humphrey Case. the advance of the time period ‘Hilversum tradition’ begun in 1950 while the first urn used to be present in barrow 1B at Toterfout-Halve Mijl (Fig four. 3). until eventually that point, those huge, coarsely tem pered urns have been referred to as ‘Deverel’ pottery, as a result of their similarity to the pottery W. A. Miles had found within the Deverel barrow in Dorset in 1825. Lord Abercromby labeled those pots as ‘Deverel-Rimbury’ in 1912, due to their resemblance to the pottery from the flat grave at Rimbury. In 1938, Dutch archaeologist Bursch as sumed that the Deverel urns will be chronologically situated on the transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. The typological similarity among the English Deverel-Rimbury urns and the coarsely tempered pots from mainland Europe resulted in the belief that there have been an instantaneous cultural dating among England and the continent round 800 BC. The time period ‘Deverel pottery’ remained in use till the urn from Toterfout used to be dated. First, one other scholar of Van Giffen’s and pal of Glasbergen, Tjalling Waterbolk, produced a relative relationship at the foundation of pollen research. many years later, in 1952, an absolute courting used to be made while a charcoal pattern from the Toterfout urn used to be one of the first to be dated utilizing the C14 process. the outcome – 3450 � a hundred BP – proven the result of Waterbolk’s examine, and ended in the quick recognition of the C14 strategy. The Toterfout urn replaced the prevailing view. this sort of pottery, adorned with twine impressions, looked as if it would been a lot older than formerly proposal. It strongly resembles British urns and looked to be associated with the later continental urns of the Deverel style. Glasbergen concluded that the Deverel kind also needs to have ‘devolved’ from the older style, which he known as pottery of the Hilversum variety. Glasbergen had come to this end after heated discussions in the course of a trip to Christopher Hawkes in Oxford. Hawkes had written a retrospective entitled Deverel-Rimbury pottery in Britain and its implications. The paintings had by no means been released, even though. A dialogue one evening in regards to the origins of the Dutch Deverel tradition and comparable items ended in a quick joint paper during which the authors referred to as for the time period ‘Drakenstein pottery’ for use as opposed to ‘Deverel urn’. The Hilversum pots adorned with wire impressions and cordon bore a powerful resemblance to the Wessex Biconical Urns present in southern England. The Hilversum pottery used to be concept to were dropped at the sandy soils of the Netherlands by way of English invaders. The Drakenstein pottery, a degenerate model of the Hilversum pottery with no twine ornament, was once considered an area product.

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