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Aegeus Society for Aegean Prehistory

AEGEAN STUDIES

Sea Peoples, Egypt, and the Aegean: The transference of maritime technology in the Late Bronze–Early Iron transition (LH IIIB–C)

, Aegean Studies 1, 2014, 21-56

The appearance of the brailed rig and loose–footed sail at the end of the Late Bronze Age revolutionized seafaring in the eastern Mediterranean. The most famous early appearance of this new technology is found in history’s first visual representation of a naval battle, on the walls of Ramesses III’s mortuary temple at Medinet Habu, where both Egyptian and Sea Peoples ships are depicted with this new rig, as well as top–mounted crow’s nests and decking upon which shipborne warriors do battle.

Shifting boundaries: The transition from the Middle to the Late Bronze Age in the Aegean under a new light

, Aegean Studies 1, 2014, 1-20

The aim of the present paper is to propose some synchronizations, mainly taking into consideration the typology of pottery. The period of our focus is the early Late Bronze Age and the data presented come from the Mainland, Crete and the Cyclades. Ceramic data from different places are combined, offering interesting correlations in terms of relative chronology.