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Archeology Thesis on early Rope

"Rope and the art of Knot Tying In the Seafaring of the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean", Thesis by Wm. Harrison Charlton, at Texas A&M University.

I've got it available on CD (a 15 megabyte file), or printed out and bound in comb binding. All 165 pages. Rather interesting reading, if you're interested in rope, knot tying, history and archaeology. This is the first treatise to collect information about rope and knots used in the ancient civilizations along the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Many of the knots we use today were in use then, though with a different name. Thesis submitted to Texas A&M University in August 1996.

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