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  3 comments for “Become a Crew Member!

  1. R Barnes
    March 15, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Can you recommend a book or books for an amateur historian on middle Bronze Age (2000 BC) Mesopotamia ships/boats?

    • Brandon Huebner
      March 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Great question that I, unfortunately, don’t have a great answer for. I never found a single source that covered that period and place in depth. The sources I’ve got listed for Episodes 002 & 003 may be a good place to start.

      In particular, Lincoln Paine’s book is a good overview. In addition, books by Lionel Casson are also great overviews even if they’re slightly outdated. An super-detailed look at the archaeology can be found in Sean McGrail’s “Boats of the World: From the Stone Age to Medieval Times.” I took a lot of info from that book and would recommend it for a non-narrative view, but it’s quite pricey. Perhaps try a university library for that one. Hope those provide somewhat of a helpful start.

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