The Centre for Maritime Archaeology Research Group presentations will resume on January 28th at 4 pm, in the CMA lecture room.
Rodrigo Pacheco Ruiz (PhD student) will present his work on Iron Age boat Building. The presentation will also be broadcasted on this link http://coursecast.soton.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=b6af216d-a054-4497-a051-f39f55324d21
Abstract:After the boom of prehistoric boat-building technological innovations during Bronze Age in Britain and the rich evidence of Mediterranean oceangoing activities, Northern European boatbuilding in the Iron Age has been traditionally considered to represent a lacunae in maritime activities and innovation. However, a close study of the archaeological and palaeoenvironmental context, for water transport during the 1st millenium BC in Northern Europe, shows that maritime cultures in this part of the world developed a very different way to face socio-cultural and environmental challenges. This talk aims to bring Iron Age maritime cultures of Northern Europe into the academic attention that other periods and regions have seen to profit from.