Theory: Stone ships reveal maritime culture during Bronze Age

03/22/2013 | LiveScience.com

Researchers say 3,000-year-old stone ships discovered in the Baltic Sea region may have been a symbolic means to send the deceased to their afterlife. The stone ships may also have been a homage to the importance of maritime culture to the area during the Bronze Age, and were likely used as gathering places for rituals or as teaching tools.

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