Seafaring as social action

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JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact Abstract This paper builds upon traditional investigations of maritime activities, pa larly seafaring itself, to study the social relationships between people and the sea as we the technology, necessary knowledge and skills that are implicated. The research is upon evidence of seafaring drawn from the circulation of obsidian from the island of L around the central Mediterranean throughout the Neolithic c.6500-3500 BC. It focuses u journeys across the Adriatic, identifying the importance of travel in the creation of so alliance and identity, shedding light upon relationships and practices that are generally ible without proper consideration of maritime activity. The implications of ongoing mar activity in the region reflect upon Neolithic activities and temporalities which are out the sphere of settlement specific landscapes, hitherto the sole focus of the majority of I Neolithic research.

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  • Adriatic
  • Knowledge
  • Mediterranean
  • Neolithic
  • Obsidian
  • Seafaring
  • Skills

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  • Helen Farr

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