The Way Of The Sea

By: Peake, Harold and Herbert John Fleure

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B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends, spine joints and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, bumping and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "Peake is most remembered for his "Prospector Theory" of the diffusionism school within anthropology which argues that a group of sea-voyagers from the Eastern Mediterranean sea colonised Europe from c. 2800 BC, introducing the Dolmen. Unlike Grafton Elliot Smith, who believed these maritime colonists were Egyptian, Peake argued that they were descendants of the Sumerians. Peake named this group of sea-voyagers the "Prospectors" based on the fact they were believed to be merchants or traders seeking for ores and metals. This identification was strengthened in Peake's opinion by the fact Bronze Age deposits of metal in Britain were always close by dolmens, an argument also put forward by William James Perry. Peake further maintained that the "Prospectors" were brachycephalic (broad-headed) and racially an intermediate Alpine-Mediterranean people."

Title: The Way Of The Sea

Author Name: Peake, Harold and Herbert John Fleure

Categories: Archaeology,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale University Press: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A35331

Keywords: Archaeology Harold Peake Herbert John Fleure Aegean Sea British Isles Seafarers Seafaring Life Archaeology,