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Archaeology, history and science : integrating approaches to ancient materials /

Rarely do archaeological studies provide critical consideration of how historical, archaeological, and scientific data relate to each other, or explicit attempts at demonstrating successful strategies for these kinds of interdisciplinary research. The authors in this volume provide such a critical c...

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Other Authors: Rehren, Thilo.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, 2008.
Series: Publications of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
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Related Items: Print version:: Archaeology, history and science.
Table of Contents:
  • Why should archaeologists take history and science seriously? / Marcos Martinon-Torres
  • Licking knives and stone snakes : the ideology of flint knives in ancient Egypt / Carolyn Graves-Brown
  • Cuneiform glass texts : a question of meaning / Andrew J. Shortland
  • Pliny on Roman glassmaking / Ian C. Freestone
  • Ptolemaic and Roman Memphis as a production centre / Sally-Ann Ashton
  • Theophilus and the use of beech ash as a glassmaking alkali / Caroline M. Jackson and James W. Smedley
  • Medieval precious metal refining : archaeology and contemporary texts compared / Justine Bayley
  • Lustre recipes for hispano-moresque ceramic decoration in Muel (Aragon, Spain), or "how much a little copper weighs" / Josefina Perez-Arantegui and Carlos Pardos
  • Naturam ars imitata : European brass making between craft and science / Thilo Rehren and Marcos Martinon-Torres
  • Archives and Urban Archaeology: the Fairbank surveyors' papers and work on brownfield sites in Sheffield / Anna Babcock and David Crossley.