Hot Pursuit: Integrating Anthropology in Search of Ancient Glass-blowers

Hot Pursuit: Integrating Anthropology in Search of Ancient Glass-blowers

by Alysia Fischer
     
 

ISBN-10: 073910960X

ISBN-13: 9780739109601

Pub. Date: 04/07/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

Within the broader context of the Anthropology of Craft, this volume examines ancient glass-workers at the site of Sepphoris, in northern Israel. By drawing upon the knowledge and experience of current Middle-Eastern glass-workers to interpret the artifacts excavated at the site, Fischer is able to create a picture of the life and work of craftspeople living 1500

Overview

Within the broader context of the Anthropology of Craft, this volume examines ancient glass-workers at the site of Sepphoris, in northern Israel. By drawing upon the knowledge and experience of current Middle-Eastern glass-workers to interpret the artifacts excavated at the site, Fischer is able to create a picture of the life and work of craftspeople living 1500 years ago. Firmly based in anthropological archaeology and ethnoarchaeology, Hot Pursuit incorporates methods drawn from the four fields of anthropology and calls for more integration among the sub-fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739109601
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
04/07/2008
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Chapter 2 In Pursuit of Glass Chapter 3 Glass Trade in Ancient Palestine Chapter 4 Glassblowing at Sepphoris Chapter 5 Experimenting with Furnaces Chapter 6 Glass Ethnoarchaeology Chapter 7 Acquiring Glass Skills Chapter 8 Physical Effects of Glassblowing Chapter 9 An Anthropology of Craft Part 10 Glossary Part 11 Bibliography Part 12 Index Part 13 About the Author

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