I havn’t done any research on this subject, but as a practical matter wouldn’t the origins of ports be a matter of geography (deep water for boats to anchor close to shore, and sheltered coves) ? And their strategic relevance a matter of early settlement, climate, or industry (salt making, fishing, climate…) ?
On Sep 3, 2015, at 11:53 AM, davensal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
To pick up on Catherine Petts suggestion I will launch a new topic, hopefully this will not be subsumed in extreme psychological dialogue that is well above my head as the subject I launched on early trading routes was!
This is closely linked to the last topic but is more specific with, I hope, closer parameters.
Has any member been involved with or have knowledge of research into portways including their origins and strategic relevance?