Art, Artifacts and Chronology in Classical Archaeology / Edition 1

Art, Artifacts and Chronology in Classical Archaeology / Edition 1

by William R. Biers
     
 

The museums of the world are full of statues and other artefacts of the Greeks and the Romans. All are given a date. But how are these dates arrived at. What is the evidence?
This study provides the student with an introduction and explanation of the ways scholars date the archaeological remains of classical antiquity. Specific examples from architecture,

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The museums of the world are full of statues and other artefacts of the Greeks and the Romans. All are given a date. But how are these dates arrived at. What is the evidence?
This study provides the student with an introduction and explanation of the ways scholars date the archaeological remains of classical antiquity. Specific examples from architecture, sculpture, and painting are presented, and the differnt methods of dating them are explained. These are supplemented with many original photographs and drawings. Old, and not so old problems in chronology are thus investigated and new theories reviewed from a fresh perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415063197
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
Approaching the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: classical archaeology and chronology1
2How time is recorded9
3Relative dating17
4Absolute dating61
5Interpreting the evidence79
Notes87
Index103

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