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Oil and Wine Presses in Israel from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods : Bar S - Etan Ayalon

Oil and Wine Presses in Israel from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods

Bar S

By: Etan Ayalon (Editor), Rafael Frankel (Editor), Amos Kloner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th July 2009
ISBN: 9781407305059
Number Of Pages: 468

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This volume presents the reader with a selection of installations for the production of wine and oil from Israel of the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods. Many such installations have been found in Israel from earlier periods also but the peak in their development, in the number of installations found, in the technology used and in their variety is towards the end of the Byzantine period. Several factors combined to create this situation. This comprehensive study investigates their archaeological remains. The installations presented in this volume reveal the remarkable variety of techniques and devices found in one small section of the complicated mosaic of local technical cultures that were spread throughout the Mediterranean basin, each developing separately but influenced by and influencing the others. Even techniques such as the use of the screw developed in different ways in different regions. The extent and borders of these technical cultures are in many cases closely related to those of political entities changing in extent and character together with these. Thus the study of these ancient crafts not only reveals important aspects of ancient technology, economics and day to day life but mapping the variegated regional technical cultures contributes a new and independent delineation of ancient human geography.

ISBN: 9781407305059
ISBN-10: 1407305050
Series: Bar S
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 15th July 2009
Publisher: BAR Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.69 x 21.01  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 1.5