Re: The Supernatural
The ships are interesting alright- sometimes comparisons of goods which can only have entered a site by trade or plunder is interesting. In a dig in Egypt four small wooden chests were discovered which dated back at least two millenia before Jiminy Cricket and in it were found various jewels, a block of lapis lazuli, oils from cedars of lebanon and some jewellery of Minoan origin.
The implication of much more widespread trade in the eastern Med thousands of years B.C.E opens up all sorts of interesting cross cultural pathways. As jmcc pointed out the two ships in the harbour at Thera are of different design.... Theran and Phoenician? Egyptian? Who knows?
Think National. Act Local. Oh- and superstition is just the dark matter of human history.