Journal article

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me: The Maritime Culture of the Sea Peoples

L HITCHCOCK, A Maeir

Palestine Exploration Quarterly | Tay | Published : 2016

Abstract

An anthropological approach to a culture extrapolates social structures, traditions, and general organising principles of that culture from the careful observation of patterns of behaviour as described in case studies. In the absence of a living culture to record, archaeologists extrapolate this information from behaviour reconstructed from spatially determined patterns in the deposition of material remains and from patterns found in the general organizing principles of historically documented cultures, using arguments based on analogy. This contribution builds on our previous research on the “Sea Peoples” as a piratical culture in order to apply an anthropological approach to understanding ..

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