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The invention of the Dover Bronze Age boat 16 years in the past maintains to motivate and stimulate debate concerning the nature of seafaring and cultural connections in prehistoric Europe; the twelve papers provided the following replicate an expanding acceptance of cross-channel similarities and a coming jointly of maritime ('wet') and terrestrial ('dry') archaeology.

Contents: development 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 conventional 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 creation before everything of the British Bronze Age new proof for Beaker/EBA prospecting and a few rules on scale, alternate, and early smelting applied sciences (Simon Timberlake); The death of the flint instrument (Chris Butler); Land on the different finish of the ocean? Metalwork movement, geographical wisdom and the importance of British/Irish imports within the Bronze Age of the Low international locations (David Fontijn); The master(y) of difficult fabrics: innovations on know-how, materiality and beliefs occasioned by means of the Dover boat (Mary W Helms); Exploring the ritual of go back and forth 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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This courting is interesting; a different student-master, buddy and father-figure dating that lasted for many years, carrying on with even after dying. After commencement, Willem Glasbergen begun his PhD examine, a research of grave rituals in keeping with Bronze-Age grave monuments in Brabant. The emerge of the Hilversum tradition: the archaeological facts In 1948 Glasbergen interested by the barrows among the hamlets of Toterfout and Halve Mijl, to the southwest of Eindhoven, that have been threatened through land reclamation paintings. The institute in Groningen used to be speedy to react, and Van Giffen despatched Glasbergen to hold out the investigations. Glasbergen went to Brabant in 1948 to go the examine crew, and was once presented his doctorate six years later for his thesis in accordance with the consequences. His thesis, entitled Barrow Excavations within the 8 Beatitudes, is exclusive within the undeniable fact that it was once the 1st thesis within the Netherlands to be released in English (Glasbergen 1954). It displays the various contacts he had made in the course of his learn, quite 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 whilst 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, due to their similarity to the pottery W. A. Miles had came across within the Deverel barrow in Dorset in 1825. Lord Abercromby categorised those pots as ‘Deverel-Rimbury’ in 1912, as a result of their resemblance to the pottery from the flat grave at Rimbury. In 1938, Dutch archaeologist Bursch as sumed that the Deverel urns may 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 ended in the belief that there have been an immediate cultural courting among England and the continent round 800 BC. The time period ‘Deverel pottery’ remained in use till the urn from Toterfout was once dated. First, one other scholar of Van Giffen’s and buddy 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 whilst a charcoal pattern from the Toterfout urn was once 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 speedy popularity of the C14 procedure. The Toterfout urn replaced the present view. this sort of pottery, adorned with twine impressions, looked as if it would been a lot older than formerly suggestion. It strongly resembles British urns and looked to be associated with the later continental urns of the Deverel sort. Glasbergen concluded that the Deverel sort also needs to have ‘devolved’ from the older variety, which he referred to as pottery of the Hilversum kind. Glasbergen had come to this end after heated discussions in the course of a trip to Christopher Hawkes in Oxford.

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