The Origins of Marine Sailing With Gary Wessen

  • Fri, Oct 27, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Northwest Maritime Center

    431 Water Street
    Port Townsend, Washington 98368
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Description

When did people first go to sea?

Investigating the origins and early history of sailing on the oceans is a particularly difficult challenge for archaeologists. Since ancient boats were made of organic materials which are rarely preserved for long periods of time, direct evidence is lacking, and claims require indirect arguments. The view is also limited by our knowledge of past sea levels and how they affected the world’s geography. 

This presentation will consider some anthropological ideas about cultural adaptations to maritime environments, what kinds of indirect arguments can be used to evaluate possible evidence, and a summary of what currently available evidence from around the world suggests about the antiquity of this type of activity. 

Date & Time

Fri, Oct 27, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue Details

Northwest Maritime Center

431 Water Street
Port Townsend, Washington 98368 Northwest Maritime Center
Jefferson County Historical Society