The Archaeology of Fire: Understanding Fire as Material Culture

The Archaeology of Fire: Understanding Fire as Material Culture

by Dragos Gheorghiu, George Nash
     
 

This publication investigates the role of fire in prehistory. Dragos Gheorghiu is professor of cultural anthropology and prehistoric art at National University of Arts, Bucharest. Since 2000 he directed the Vadastra project on experimental archaeology focused on pyrotechnologies. He was advisory editor for Antiquity, editor of Experimental Pyrotechnology Group

Overview

This publication investigates the role of fire in prehistory. Dragos Gheorghiu is professor of cultural anthropology and prehistoric art at National University of Arts, Bucharest. Since 2000 he directed the Vadastra project on experimental archaeology focused on pyrotechnologies. He was advisory editor for Antiquity, editor of Experimental Pyrotechnology Group Newsletter and published in BAR and Kluwer Academic on Chalcolithic material culture. Among the books he edited in BAR are The Fire in Archaeology (2002), Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Hydrostrategies (2003) and Ceramic Studies (2006).George Nash is a visiting fellow and lectures at the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol, England. He is also principal archaeologist at SLR Consulting (Shrewsbury) where he works within the private sector. He has worked in northern Europe, North America, Romania, Indonesia and the Iberian Peninsula, researching mainly prehistoric art and hunter-gatherer societies. He has published a number of books including recently The Architecture of Death: The Neolithic Chambered Tombs of Wales (2006) and Looking Beyond the Castle Walls (2006).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789638046796
Publisher:
Archaeolingua Alapitvany
Publication date:
12/31/2007
Series:
Series Minor Series , #23
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

George Nash is an Associate Professor at the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (IPT) in Portugal and Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol.

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