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New and interesting discoveries on both sides of the English Channel lately have started to teach that folks residing within the coastal zones of Belgium, southern Britain, northern France and the Netherlands shared a standard fabric tradition in the course of the Bronze Age, among 3 and 4 thousand years in the past. They used related kinds of pottery and metalwork, lived within the comparable form of homes and buried their lifeless within the related type of tombs, usually relatively diverse to these utilized by their neighbours extra inland. the ocean didn't seem to be a barrier to those humans yet particularly a street, connecting groups in a different cultural identification; the 'People of l. a. Manche'. Symbolic of those maritime Bronze Age Connections is the long-lasting Dover Bronze Age boat, one among Europe's maximum prehistoric discoveries and testomony to the ability and technical sophistication of our Bronze Age ancestors. This monograph offers papers from a convention held in Dover in 2006 organised via the Dover Bronze Age Boat belief, which introduced jointly students from many alternative nations to discover and have a good time those old seaborne contacts. Twelve wide-ranging chapters discover subject matters of shuttle, alternate, construction, magic and formality that throw new gentle on our figuring out of the seafaring peoples of the second one millennium BC.

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I am not arguing that ancient pastoralists were immune to conflict, for ­“hostility” ran rampant among all political entities in the ancient Near East 26 The idea that pastoralists have an inherently militant nature and innate hostility to the sedentary world persists and is highly influential in political and media discourse. See, for example, Keegan 1993: 161. p 23 24 P Mobile Pastoralism (see, for example, Archi and Biga 2003; Sallaberger 2007), but that conflict was neither endemic nor a simplistic pastoralist/farmer antipathy.

Yet even if every single pastoralist group known to scholarship were to demonstrate hostility to sedentary farmers at certain times and for certain reasons, this would not negate the understanding proposed in this book – that pastoralists and farmers were more than symbiotically connected in the ancient Near East,27 for they were in fact integral components of the same social entities and political systems – because every single one of those groups is a product of circumstances that simply did not pertain in antiquity, be those circumstances political, economic, environmental, or even structural.

The worlds in which contemporary mobile pastoralists were and are encountered are not the worlds of antiquity, first and foremost because each of these pastoralist groups thus described is embedded in circumstances inevitably influenced, as previously noted, by the modern state. This might not seem a particularly cogent objection to the use of modern analogies for ancient pastoralism, for it seems generally assumed that the state will function similarly, no matter the time and place, because it has very specific needs, namely the arrogation of power unto itself.

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