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The social context of technological change : Egypt and the Near East, 1650-1550 BC : proceedings of a conference held at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford 12-14 September 2000

Author: Andrew J Shortland
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The technological capabilities of the ancient world have long fascinated scholars and the general public alike, though scholarly debate has often seen material culture not as the development of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
Kongress
Oxford (2000)
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Social context of technological change.
Oxford : Oxbow, ©2001
(OCoLC)606645292
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew J Shortland
ISBN: 1842170503 9781842170502
OCLC Number: 59498247
Description: x, 273 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The mobility of artisans and opportunities for technology transfer between Western Asia and Egypt in the Late Bronze Age / P. R. S. Moorey --
2. Technological and change in the East Mediterranean Bronze Age: capital, resources and marketing / Andrew Sherratt and Susan Sherratt --
3. Society and technology in the Late Bronze Age: a guided tour of the cuneiform sources / Eleanor Robson --
4. Egyptians, Hyksos and military hardware: causes, effects or catalysts? / Ian Shaw --
5. Stone Vessel Production: New Beginnings and New Visions in New-Palace Crete / Jacke Phillips --
6. Stone Vessel Workshops in the Levant: Luxury Products of a Cosmpolitan Age / Rachael Sparks --
7. The Provenance of Canaanite Amphorae found at Memphis and Amarna in the New Kingdom / Janine Bourriau, Laurence Smith and Margaret Serpico --
8. Glass and faience at Amarna: different methods of both supply for production, and subsequent distribution / Andrew Shortland, Paul Nicholson and Caroline Jackson --
9. Gold and Granulation: Exploring the social Implications of a Prestige Technology in the Bronze Age Mediterranean / Thea Politis --
10. Minoan foreign relations and copper metallurgy in MMIII-LMIII Crete / Zophia Stos-Gale --
11. Social influences on the development and spread of glass / Andrew Shortland --
12. Problems and possibilities in workshop reconstruction: Qantir and the organisation of LBA glass working sites / Thilo Rehren, Edgar Pusch and Anja Herold --
13. The Evolution of Glazing Technologies in the Ancient Near East and Egypt / Sarah Paynter and Mike Tite --
14. Problematising the Transition from Bronze to Iron / Peter Haarer.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew J. Shortland.

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