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Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials - Sarah Underhill Wisseman

Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials

Paperback Published: 8th November 1993
ISBN: 9782881246326
Number Of Pages: 264

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"Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials" presents solutions to questions of dating composition, provenence and technology through the application of instrumental techniques to archaeological materials. This study also examines the reconstruction of early environments through analysis of bone and plant remains and the replication of artifacts. This process should facilitate a better understanding ancient technologies through experimental archaeology and the authentication of museum objects.

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"Ancient Technologies and Achaeological Materials can stimulate a bright student to appreciate the beauty and power of interdisciplinary research." -Garman Harbottle of Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York "The authors and editors are careful to provide the theoretical bases for most of the instrumentation techniques used in archaeometry and material science. Their attention makes this book especially useful for beginners in these fields." -Mary K. Sandford of University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Why Study Artifacts? An Interdisciplinary Approachp. 3
From Pots to People: Ceramic Production in the Ancient Mediterraneanp. 17
The Diffusion of Technological Knowledge: A Case Study in North American Ceramic Analysisp. 41
Invention, Thought, and Process: Strategies in Iron Tool Productionp. 59
Classics and Technology: A Reevaluation of Heron's First Century A.D. Steam Enginep. 71
Can Elemental Analysis of Archaeological Skeletons Determine Past Diet and Health?p. 87
Plants and People: An Introduction to Paleoethnobotanyp. 99
History, Identification, and Characterization of Old World Fibers and Dyesp. 121
Science and the Art Museum: The Analysis of Archaeological Materialsp. 157
X-Ray Vision: The Recovery of Early Medieval Ironworkp. 187
Saving the Monuments of the Athenian Acropolisp. 199
Imaging the Past: Nondestructive Analysis of an Egyptian Mummyp. 217
Contributorsp. 235
Glossary of Technical Termsp. 239
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9782881246326
ISBN-10: 288124632X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 8th November 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1