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

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

by Denys A. Stocks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415588944

ISBN-13: 9780415588942

Pub. Date: 06/29/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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 reconstructs and tests over two hundred replica tools, he brings alive the methods and practices of ancient Egyptian craft working, highlighting the innovations and advances made by this

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 reconstructs and tests over two hundred replica tools, he brings alive the methods and practices of ancient Egyptian craft working, highlighting the innovations and advances made by this remarkable civilization.

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, Stocks has created a work that will capture the imagination of all Egyptology scholars and enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415588942
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/29/2010
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Skills and Tools: Fledgling Industrialists

1. Craftworking: Industry's Driving Force

2. The Cutting Edge

3. A Flint for All Seasons

Part 2: High Priests of Industry: The State's Influence on Technology

4. The Abrasive Technologists

5. Making Stone Vessels

6. The Development of Stone Sarcophagus Manufacture

7. Master Masonry Fitters

Part 3: Industrial Revolution in Ancient Egypt

8. Theban Mass-production Tools

9. By-products from a Bygone Age

10. Ancient Technical Interrelationships

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