Archaeology, History and Science: Integrating Approaches to Ancient Materials
Using a combination of historical, archaeological, and scientific data is not an uncommon research practice. Rarely found, however, is a more overt critical consideration of how these sources of information relate to each other, or explicit attempts at developing successful strategies for interdisciplinary work. The authors in this volume provide such critical perspectives, examining materials from a wide range of cultures and time periods to demonstrate the added value of combining in their research seemingly incompatible or even contradictory sources. Case studies include explorations of the symbolism of flint knives in ancient Egypt, the meaning of cuneiform glass texts, medieval metallurgical traditions, and urban archaeology at industrial sites. This volume is noteworthy, as it offers novel contributions to specific topics, as well as fundamental reflections on the problems and potentials of the interdisciplinary study of the human past.
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1 Why Should Archaeologists Take History and Science Seriously?
The Ideology of Flint Knives in Ancient Egypt
A Question of Meaning
4 Pliny on Roman Glassmaking
5 Ptolemaic and Roman Memphis as a Production Centre
6 Theophilus and the Use of Beech Ash as a Glassmaking Alkali
Archaeology and Contemporary Texts Compared
8 Lustre Recipes for HispanoMoresque Ceramic Decoration in Muel Aragón Spain or How Much a Little Copper Weighs
European Brassmaking between Craft and Science
The Fairbank Surveyors Papers and Work on Brownfi eld Sites in Sheffield
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