A Bronze Age look at Europe’s busiest shipping route
The English Channel – the world’s busiest seaway – is a body of water that separates southern England from northern France. Stretching 560 km in length, over 500 ships pass through the channel every day. The EU-funded WATCH project is taking a closer look at the English Channel’s past maritime connections – going all the way back to the early Bronze Age. Combining archaeology with methods and data from geography and environmental sciences, this interdisciplinary study aims to understand how communities living in the Channel coastlands became interdependent at a time when trade in tin and copper was strengthening the foundations for an extensive prehistoric European union.
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