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Ancient Egyptian materials and technology

Author: Paul T Nicholson; Ian Shaw
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book covers all aspects of craftwork in ancient Egypt, from the construction of the pyramids to the brewing of beer. Drawing on archaeological, experimental, ethnographic and laboratory work, it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: estudios y conferencias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul T Nicholson; Ian Shaw
ISBN: 0521452570 9780521452571
OCLC Number: 318239977
Description: xviii, 702 p. : il., mapas ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction Paul T. Nicholson and Ian Shaw; Part I. Inorganic Materials: 2. Stone Barbara Aston, James Harrell and Ian Shaw; 3. Soil Barry Kemp; 4. Painting materials Stephen Quirke and Lorna Lee; 5. Pottery Janine Bourriau, Pamela Rose and Paul Nicholson; 6. Metals Jacke Ogden; 7. Egyptian faience Paul Nicholson; 8. Glass Paul Nicholson and Julian Henderson; Part II. Organic Materials: 9. Papyrus Bridget Leach and John Tait; 10. Basketry Willeke Wendrich; 11. Textiles Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood; 12. Leatherwork and skin products Carol van Driel-Murray; 13. Ivory and related materials Robert Morkot and Olga Krzyszkowska; 14. Ostrich eggshells Jacke Phillips; 15. Wood Geoffrey Killen, Nigel Hepper, Peter Gasson and Rowena Gale; 16. Mummies and mummification A. Rosalie David; 17. Oil, fat and wax Margaret Serpico and Raymond White; 18. Resins, amber and bitumen Margaret Serpico; 19. Adhesives and binders Richard Newman, Margaret Serpico and Raymond White; 20. Hair Joann Fletcher; Part III. Food Technology: 21. Cereal production and processing Mary-Anne Murray; 22. Brewing and baking Delwyn Samuel; 23. Viticulture and wine production Mary-Anne Murray; 24. Fruit, vegetables, pulses and condiments Mary-Anne Murray; 25. Meat Processing Salima Ikram.
Responsibility: edited by Paul T. Nicholson and Ian Shaw.

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