A Neolithic voyage

Peacock, David, Cutler, Lyn and Woodward, Peter (2010) A Neolithic voyage. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 39, (1), 116-124. (doi:10.1111/j.1095-9270.2009.00236.x).


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Examination of stone artefacts from Maiden Castle, Dorset, led to the identification of a Neolithic saddle-quern which originated in central Normandy. While stone axes from Brittany and jadeitite axes from the Alps have long been known from central southern England, the quern is the largest and heaviest Neolithic import yet identified. It has a bearing on the debate about indigenous or immigrant origins for the Neolithic, but also re-opens the question of the type of boat that plied the Channel at this early period. It is argued that logboats, for which there is evidence, should not be overlooked in favour of skin-boats for which there is none.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.1095-9270.2009.00236.x
ISSNs: 1057-2414 (print)
1095-9270 (electronic)
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions : Faculty of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 345389
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
March 2010Published
11 August 2009Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 14:51
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:37
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/345389

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