Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology: Stoneworking Technology in Ancient Egypt / Edition 1

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Overview

In this fresh and engaging volume, Denys A. Stocks examines the archaeological and pictorial evidence for masonry in ancient Egypt. Through a series of experiments in which he tests and evaluates over two hundred reconstructed and replica tools, he brings alive the methods and practices of ancient Egyptian craftworking, highlighting the innovations and advances made by this remarkable civilisation.

This practical approach to understanding the fundamentals of ancient Egyptian stoneworking shows the evolution of tools and techniques, and how these come together to produce the wonders of Egyptian art and architecture.

Comprehensively illustrated with over two hundred photographs and drawings, Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology will bring a fresh perspective to the puzzles of Egyptian craft and technology. By combining the knowledge of a modern engineer with the approach of an archaeologist and historian, Denys Stocks has created a work that will capture the imagination of all Egyptology scholars and enthusiasts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415306645
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/25/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of figures
Foreword
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Predynastic and Dynastic chronology
Map of Egypt
Introduction 1
Pt. I Skills and tools: fledgling industrialists 5
1 Craftworking: industry's driving force 7
2 The cutting edge 25
3 A flint for all seasons 74
Pt. II High priests of industry: the state's influence on technology 101
4 The abrasive technologists 103
5 Making stone vessels 139
6 The development of stone sarcophagus manufacture 169
7 Master masonry fitters 179
Pt. III Industrial revolution in ancient Egypt 201
8 Theban mass-production tools 203
9 By-products from a bygone age 225
10 Ancient technical interrelationships 234
Glossary of technical terms 240
Bibliography 249
Figure sources 256
Index 258
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