February 17, 2018

Obsidian exchange in Neolithic Sicily and Sardinia (video)

Thanks to Theasparagus for noticing this quite interesting video-lesson on quite obviously seagoing peoples of the Central Mediterranean and their journeys to distant volcanic islands to obtain the valuable obsidian (sharper than a scalpel) and also to the mainland to trade it for whatever goods.


  1. I'm glad you liked it. I wonder what kind of vessels they used to move around the Mediterranean back then.

    1. For what I've read logboats with sewed planks to extend the hull, so the logboat acted mostly as keel. But unsure on how well documented that may be because it's not something that leaves remains in most cases.


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