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 Of the several unexpected discoveries at Franchthi Cave, foremost is evidence of an established tradition of seafaring in the Late Paleolithic Aegean. Small amounts of obsidian in deposits immediately above material dated to the eleventh millennium have been identified as originating on the island Melos, some 90 miles southeast of Franchthi over open seas. Melos remained an island throughout the maximum regression of sea level (which had already begun to rise by this time), and even island-hopping the long way round, a competent maritime technology apparently was required for the journey--and for the sea-borne explorations which must have preceded the discovery of this main Aegean source of obsidian. (115)

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