Portage

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Definition

A portage is a site, where water-craft was dragged across an isthmus.[1]


Description

Portages are historically important places of commerce and transshipment in a coastal or fluvial landscape and can be traced archaeologically and on the basis of toponyms.[2]

  1. C. Westerdahl, The Significance of Portages. Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Significance of Portages, 29th Sept-2nd Oct 2004, in Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway (Oxford, 2006)
  2. C. Westerdahl, The Significance of Portages. Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Significance of Portages, 29th Sept-2nd Oct 2004, in Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway (Oxford, 2006)