Early Man and the Ocean

Venue: Oslo

Location: Oslo, Norway

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 23, 2010
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Early Man and the Ocean 23 to 26 September 2010 Oslo, Norway Early Man and the Ocean 2010: Social Significance of Ocean Voyages is a combined conference and film festival. The conference topic is maritime experimental archaeology and maritime history dedicated to how (pre)historical or experimental voyages influenced the society they were a part of or the society with which they came in contact. The conference consists of three sessions on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 of September: 1) Significance of the maritime experiment – social and technological; 2) Significance of Ocean Voyages 1 – Oceans Connect; and 3) Significance of Ocean Voyages 2 – The Sea as a Social Space. Key note speaker: Professor Ben Finney, University of Hawaii, "The significance of experimental voyages as a source of scientific knowledge." The film festival 23-26 of September will screen over 20 films related to maritime experimental archaeology and first European contact with peoples in polar regions. BUILDING PHARAOHS SHIP – Can the legendary trading vessel of an Egyptian queen sail again? WGBH/Nova. LAPITA VOYAGE EXPEDITION J. Wharram and H. Boon THE SEA STALLIONS VOYAGE. A trial voyage in film and music. Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde. CILICIA K. Balayan. VIRACOCHA I & II Eyes Open Production THE ABORA SAGA D. Görlitz KABANG 2010. Sea nomads from the Mergui archipelago sails the southwest coast of Norway. Ten Thousand Images THE LOG BOAT FROM GLOMMA RIVER Norwegian Maritime Museum ROALD AMUNDSENS SOUTH POLE EXPEDITION (1910-12) NO conference or registration fee, just notice on e-mail. Film festival: Standard museum admittance. Enquiries: Reidar.Solsvik@kon-tiki.no