Boreades wrote:When you say the Phoenician model, do you mean trading ports or what?
Re being uncivilised i.e. without cities, why does it surprise you?
The tin trade was organised by Phoenician middlemen, but it seems odd to have no beating heart in all this frenzied activity.
Pit villages don't organise themselves, they are set up by an organisation for which you need a trading centre. Truro would fit the bill.