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A Prehistoric Maritime Silk Road: Merchants, Boats, Cloth and Jade

Cameron, Judith


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the International Symposium: "Asia's maritime history and culture extending the Silk Road"


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