- Oct 2011
- Italy, Lago Maggiore
Yes, it's substantially correct. With the reserves due to the relative completeness of the available sources, we can say that they showed a behavior generally similar to the Viking one. Normans at the end settled, we can exclude that the Sea Peoples did something similar [we would have records about at least local lords or princes in Egypt or Canaan connected with them, like we have about previous invaders, the Hiksos] on a continuous base, we cannot exclude they had temporary settlements somewhere. Anyway the Egyptian chronicles [again under the reign of Merenptah] say that after their passage the coastal areas were desolated and uninhabited. More meaningful it's that reference in Ugarit's archive about Shakila who had described as a people who lived on boats.They might have been mercenaries who were transported by their employer.
Or captured a fleet in port.
Or enlisted conquered folks, who at a point contained knowledge of shipbuilding and sailor experience...
About mass migration: if I remember correctly they didn't settle, just razed coastal cities. I think that rules out migrations in general.