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Bibil Identifier bibil:220276
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Settlement and Trade in the Red Sea in Late Antiquity
Title (English, ) An Archaeological Perspective
Author Decker, Michael
Journal Ancient West & East (Volume: 9)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 193-220 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Recent archaeological work at sites that engaged in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean trade reveals that the ports of Myos Hormos, Berenike, Clysma, Aila, Adulis and Qana’ experienced broadly similar settlement peaks and troughs between the 1st and 7th centuries AD. The material remains of these settlements indicate that trade was at its peak in the 1st–2nd centuries AD, declined in the 3rd century, and revived again in the 4th–5th centuries. Four of the sites were abandoned in the 6th or 7th centuries, which signals probable shifts in the pattern of commerce and may well indicate transformations in the nature and scale of trade in the Red Sea and India.
DOI 10.2143/AWE.9.0.2056308
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Economy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : Second Century
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