A Prehistoric Maritime Silk Road: Merchants, Boats, Cloth and Jade
It would be difficult to overstate the significance of the Silk Road in the transmission of commodities, people and ideas between the superpowers of the first millennium: China and Rome. Although the overland trade route that became known as the Silk Road was established during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), silk was actually transported beyond Chinese borders long beforehand. As archaeologists know, the trade routes of the historical period are not infrequently based on prehistoric trade...[Show more]
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|Source:||Proceedings of the International Symposium: "Asia's maritime history and culture extending the Silk Road"|
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