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BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON - HOW THE EARLIEST MARINERS UNLOCKED THE SECRETS OF THE OCEANS

Beyond the Blue Horizon - How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans

 
 Author(s)                

Brian Fagan
 Publisher Bloomsbury Press
 Date 2012
 Pages 249
 Format epub
 Size 7 Mb


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   Beyond the Blue Horizon is not a narrative of shipwrecks and watercraft, although these are important components in the story. It's about events both afloat and ashore. As the pioneering underwater archaeologist George Bass once forcibly reminded me, shipwrecks, however important, tell us more about societies ashore than they do about what survives on the seabed. Excavating shipwrecks can be glamorous, the stuff of which National Geographics made, but the most important questions generated by such discoveries lie on land. This book looks at the wider context of ancient seafaring, at the human societies that pioneered voyaging on open water. Why did they take to hitherto unexplored inshore or offshore waters? What compelled a few members of these societies to search for new lands? Was it land hunger, factional quarreling at home, a search for prestige and trading opportunities, or simply a deeply felt restlessness and curiosity? Of course, we will never know the whole story, but generations of archaeological and historical research, especially in recent years, allow us to tell at least an incomplete tale...

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