Mediterranean Connections focuses on the origin and development of maritime transport containers from the Early Bronze through early Iron Age periods (ca. 3200–700 BC). Analysis of this category of objects broadens our understanding of ancient Mediterranean interregional connections, including the role that shipwrecks, seafaring, and coastal communities played in interaction and exchange. These containers have often been the subject of specific and detailed pottery studies, but have seldom been examined in the context of connectivity and trade in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean.
This broad study:
Classical and Near Eastern archaeologists and historians, as well as maritime archaeologists, will find this extensively researched volume an important addition to their library.
2. Maritime Matters: Shipwrecks and Harbours
3. Connectivity, Seaborne Trade and Maritime Transport Containers
4. Maritime Transport Containers
5. Discussion: Maritime Transport Containers, Bulk Transport and Mediterranean Trade
6. Conclusions: MTCs and Mediterranean Connectivity
Appendix: Volumetric Analysis and Capacity Measurements of Selected MTCs