Archaeology, History, and Science: Integrating approaches to ancient materials

Archaeology, History, and Science: Integrating approaches to ancient materials

by Marcos Martinon-Torres
     
 

Rarely do archaeological studies provide critical consideration of how historical, archaeological, and scientific data relate to each other, or explicit attempts at demonstrating successful strategies for these kinds of interdisciplinary research. The authors in this volume provide such a critical consideration, examining a wide range of cultures, time periods, and

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Rarely do archaeological studies provide critical consideration of how historical, archaeological, and scientific data relate to each other, or explicit attempts at demonstrating successful strategies for these kinds of interdisciplinary research. The authors in this volume provide such a critical consideration, examining a wide range of cultures, time periods, and materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598743401
Publisher:
Left Coast Press
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Series:
Univ Col London Inst Arch Pub Series
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations 7

Preface 13

1 Why Should Archaeologists Take History and Science Seriously? Marcos Martinon-Torres Martinon-Torres, Marcos 15

2 Licking Knives and Stone Snakes: The Ideology of Flint Knives in Ancient Egypt Carolyn Graves-Brown Graves-Brown, Carolyn 37

3 Cuneiform Glass Texts: A Question of Meaning Andrew J. Shortland Shortland, Andrew J. 61

4 Pliny on Roman Glassmaking Ian C. Freestone Freestone, Ian C. 77

5 Ptolemaic and Roman Memphis as a Production Centre Sally-Ann Ashton Ashton, Sally-Ann 101

6 Theophilus and the Use of Beech Ash as a Glassmaking Alkali Caroline M. Jackson Jackson, Caroline M. James W. Smedley Smedley, James W. 117

7 Medieval Precious Metal Refining: Archaeology and Contemporary Texts Compared Justine Bayley Bayley, Justine 131

8 Lustre Recipes for Hispano-Moresque Ceramic Decoration in Muel (Aragon, Spain), or 'How Much a Little Copper Weighs' Josefina Perez-Arantegui Perez-Arantegui, Josefina Carlos Pardos Pardos, Carlos 151

9 Naturam ars imitata: European Brassmaking between Craft and Science Thilo Rehren Rehren, Thilo Marcos Martinon-Torres Martinon-Torres, Marcos 167

10 Archives and Urban Archaeology: The Fairbank Surveyors' Papers and Work on Brownfield Sites in Sheffield Anna Badcock Badcock, Anna David Crossley Crossley, David 189

About the Authors 209

Index 213

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