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This 'interlude' episode sits in the gap between Seasons 1 and 2 of the podcast. While Season 1 began with ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and the Mediterranean, we didn't really go back further than written history allows. Today we'll take a whirlwind look at the basic types of boats and watercraft that were probably used by prehistoric man in different parts of the globe. From the dugout canoe to the bundle raft, hide boat, and bark canoe, these were the boats that allowed man to occupy the furthest reaches of the globe long before European explorers 'discovered' those islands in the scientific sense.

Show Notes - http://maritimehistorypodcast.com/interlude-boats-of-prehistory

Direct download: Interlude_-_Boats_of_Prehistory.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 1:04pm CDT

Today we wrap up our look at the Late Bronze Age Collapse. We focus heavily on Egypt's naval clash with the Sea Peoples in 1177 BCE. Our main sources are the inscriptions and relief at the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu. The relief in particular is very enlightening, revealing for the first time the use of a new sail type by both the Sea Peoples and the Egyptians. We talk about this technological development and finish up by looking a bit at where the Sea Peoples ended up and how the stage was set for the dawn of the Iron Age.

Show Notes - http://maritimehistorypodcast.com/ep-020-the-sea-peoples-sail-south-vol-ii

 

Direct download: 020_-_The_Sea_Peoples_Sail_South_-_Vol._II.mp3
Category:history -- posted at: 1:30pm CDT

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