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Author McGrail, Sean.

Title Boats of the world : from the Stone Age to Medieval times / Seán McGrail.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2001]
©2001

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Physical description 1 online resource (505 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [441]-465) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. SOURCES AND THEMES -- I.I Maritime archaeology and boat archaeology -- 1.2 Sources of evidence -- 1.3 The reconstruction and interpretation of excavated vessels -- 1.4 Concepts behind some of the arguments in this study -- I.5 Presentation of the evidence -- 2. EGYPT -- 2.i The Delta -- 2.2 Egypt's natural resources -- 2.3 Seafaring -- 2.4 The pre-Pharaonic period (c.I3,000-3I00 BC) -- 2.5 Non-plank craft throughout Pharaonic times -- 2.6 Planked craft of the Early Dynastic Period (c.3Ioo-2866 BC) -- 2.7 Planked boats and ships of the Old Kingdom (c.2686-260 BC) -- 2.8 Planked vessels of the Middle Kingdom (c.2I33-1786 BC) -- 2.9 Planked vessels of the New Kingdom (c.1567-Io85 BC) -- 2.Io The Late Dynastic Period (Io85-332 BC) -- 2.11 Graeco-Roman times -- 3. ARABIA -- 3.1 Overseas trade -- 3.2 Water transport before the third millennium BC -- 3.3 The third millennium BC -- 3.4 Water transport in the second and first millennia BC -- 3.5 Propulsion and steering in early Mesopotamia -- 3.6 Sewn-plankboats of the first and second millennia AD -- 3.7 Harbours and trade routes in the first century AD -- 3.8 Seafaring -- 4. THE MEDITERRANEAN -- 4.I Reconstructing past sea levels and climates -- 4.2 Environmental conditions -- 4.3 Overseas passages -- 4.4 Exploration and navigation -- 4.5 Water transport before the Bronze Age -- (before c.3800 Be) -- 4.6 The Early Bronze Age (c.3800-2000oo Bc) -- 4.7 The Middle Bronze Age (c.2000-I50oo BC) -- 4.8 The Late Bronze Age (c.I550-I00 BC) -- 4.9 The Early Iron Age (C.I00-550 BC) -- 4.Io The trireme of the seventh-fourth centuries BC -- 4.1I Shipbuilding before the third century BC -- 4.12 The Hellenistic Age (fourth-first centuries BC) -- 4.I3 The Roman Age (mid-second century -- Bc-fourth century AD) -- 4.14 Propulsion, steering, and seafaring -- 4.15 Early frame-first vessels -- 4.16 Design of medieval frame-first ships -- 5. ATLANTIC EUROPE -- 5.I The early environment -- 5.2 Early seafaring -- 5.3 Water transport before the Bronze Age -- 5.4 Bronze and Iron Age plank boats -- 5.5 Vessels built Mediterranean fashion -- 5.6 Romano-Celtic boats and ships -- 5.7 Boats and ships of the first millennium AD -- 5.8 Medieval vessels (eleventh-fourteenth centuries) -- 5.9 Late medieval ships -- 5.10 Atlantic seafaring -- 6. INDIA -- 6.I The Neolithic and Bronze Ages -- 6.2 The Iron Age -- 6.3 Graeco-Roman trade with India -- 6.4 Seafaring in the Bay of Bengal (first-eighth centuries AD) -- 6.5 Medieval European contacts with India -- 6.6 Early Indian water transport -- 6.7 Planked boats and ships up to the twentieth century -- 6.8 Medieval and later navigational techniques -- 7. GREATER AUSTRALIA -- 7.I The early environment -- 7.2 The settlement of Greater Australia -- 7.3 Water transport -- 7.4 Early prehistoric water transport -- 8. SOUTH-EAST ASIA -- 8.I Early population movements -- 8.2 Early maritime contacts -- 8.3 Water transport -- 9. OCEANIA -- 9.I The Oceanic migration -- 9.2 Evidence for Oceanic water transport -- 9.3 Water transport -- 9.4 Early ocean-going boats -- 9.5 Navigation -- 10. CHINA -- Io.I The environmental background -- IO.2 Early water transport -- Io.3 Early inland waterways -- 10.4 Seagoing vessels -- IO.5 Characteristics of the excavated ships -- 10.6 Documentary evidence -- 10.7 The Chinese shipbuilding tradition -- 10.8 Other plank-boat traditions -- 10.9 Boat and shipbuilding sites -- 10.10 China and the world overseas -- 10.11 Pilotage and navigation -- 11. THE AMERICAS -- II.I The earliest settlement -- 11.2 Later settlements -- II.3 European settlements in the -- fifteenth-eighteenth centuries -- II.4 Water transport -- II.5 America's earliest water transport -- 12. EARLY WATER TRANSPORT -- 12.1 The state of research -- 12.2 Inter-regional comparisons -- 12.3 Boat and ship archaeology.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Boats and boating -- History.
Boats, Ancient.
Ships, Medieval.
Underwater archaeology.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0198144687
9780199271863
9780191590535 (e-book)