More than Just Numbers? The Role of Science in Roman Archaeology

More than Just Numbers? The Role of Science in Roman Archaeology

by Irene Schrufer-Kolb


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781887829915
Publisher: Journal of Roman Arch
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Series: Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplements Series , #91
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Rome was not built in a day: C. P. Snow and the significance of his Rede lecture today (Irene Schrüfer-Kolb)

From context to economy: charcoal as an archaeological interpretative tool. A case study from Pompeii (3rd c. B.C. – A.D. 79) (Robyn Veal)

Skeletal evidence for occupational structure at the coastal towns of Portus and Velia (1st-3rd c. A.D.) (Alessandra Sperduti, Luca Bondioli and Peter Garnsey)

Animal bones as a tool for investigating social and economic change: horse-breeding veterans in the civitas Batavorum (Maaike Groot)

Are you what you grind? A comparison of organic residues from ceramics at two Romano-British sites (Lucy Cramp, Richard Evershed and Hella Eckardt)

The geological provenance of coloured carbonate mosaic materials used at Fishbourne (Pari White, Ruth Siddall, Charlie Underwood and Marcelle BouDagher-Fadel)

Multidisciplinary analysis of Roman horse-and-rider brooches from Bosworth (Ruth Fillery-Travis)

The potential of the scientific analysis of Roman military equipment: the case of Syria-Palaestina (Matthew Ponting)

Science, archaeology and the Romans, or ‘What has scientific archaeology ever done for the Romans?’ (Mark Pollard)

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