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Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Paul T Nicholson Ian Shaw (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2000) 9780521452571
Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Paul T Nicholson Ian Shaw (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2000) 9780521452571
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Title: Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology

Author: Nicholson, Paul T Ian Shaw (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2000

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521452571

Volumes: 1; Pages: 724

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Aimed primarily at Egyptologists and archaeologists, this book covers all aspects of craftwork in ancient Egypt, from the construction of the pyramids and the carving of statues to techniques of mummification, boat-building, jewelery making, ancient brewing, carpentry, hairstyling, tailoring and basket weaving. Drawing on archaeological, experimental, ethnographic and laboratory work, it is the first book since the 1920s to describe current research into the actual basics of life in Pharaonic Egypt. The twenty-five chapters, by well-regarded scholars, present up-to-date and accessible information on a wide array of techniques.Reviews"... a splendid companion."--Ancient History Bulletin"The editors have enlisted the specialist knowledge of thirty-four scholars and the resulting volume is very impressive... drawings and pictures illustrate most chapters, good use being made of the rich visual documentation found in scenes of daily life in Egyptian tombs."--Times Literary Supplement"... Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology is very likely to be the standard reference tool on these subjects for the next several decades. It will be difficult to create a volume as comprehensive, clearly written, well documented and highly illustrated as Professors Nicholson and Shaw have prepared."--Charles Kolb, The Reviewer"This monumental encyclopedic volume sets new standards of excellence. ... An essential resource for reference collections and material culture specialists."--Choice"[a] new, long awaited book ... Nicholson and Shaw have produced a very useful reference tool for those involved in research in the field of Egyptian materials and technologies ... it presents a very useful summary of known facts and many of the scientific techniques that can be applied ... it is readable and covers a wide enough area to be a useful reference."--SAS Bulletin"... this volume offers a new standard reference for scholars, students, and museum professionals alike."--Religious Studies ReviewContents1. Introduction Paul Nicholson and Ian ShawPart I. Inorganic Materials:2. Stone Barbara Aston, James Harrell and Ian Shaw3. Soil Barry Kemp4. Painting materials Stephen Quirke and Lorna Lee5. Pottery Janine Bourriau, Pamela Rose and Paul Nicholson6. Metals Jacke Ogden7. Egyptian faience Paul Nicholson8. Glass Paul Nicholson and Julian HendersonPart II. Organic Materials9. Papyrus Bridget Leach and John Tait10. Basketry Willeke Wendrich11. Textiles Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood12. Leatherwork and skin products Carol van Driel-Murray13. Ivory and related materials Robert Morkot and Olga Krzyszkowska14. Ostrich eggshells Jacke Phillips15. Wood Geoffrey Killen, Nigel Hepper, Peter Gasson and Rowena Gale16. Mummies and mummification A. Rosalie David17. Oil, fat and wax Margaret Serpico and Raymond White18. Resins, amber and bitumen Margaret Serpico19. Adhesives and binders Richard Newman, Margaret Serpico and Raymond White20. Hair Joann FletcherPart III. Food Technology21. Cereal production and processing Mary-Anne Murray22. Brewing and baking Delwyn Samuel23. Viticulture and wine production Mary-Anne Murray24. Fruit, vegetables, pulses and condiments Mary-Anne Murray25. Meat Processing Salima Ikram
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