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    DescriptionAn invaluable field textbook, Objects examines detailed case studies to provide a brilliantly clear and comprehensible guide to the different methods and approaches (cultural, forensic, and technical) which can and have been used to study ancient artefacts. From the Bayeux Tapestry to small medieval brass pins, medieval wooden doors to Saxon jewellery, Chris Caple's integral text deals with a full range of materials and clearly and simply explains key scientific techniques, technology, anthropological jargon and historical approaches. Key demonstrations include: how information from objects builds into a picture of the ancient society that made and used it the commonly used scientific techniques for object analysis how and why object typologies work how cultural and economic factors as well as the material properties influences what objects are made of how simple observation of an object can build its biography. Revealing answers to crucial questions - such as: Can DNA be obtained from objects? Why do people x-ray ancient artefacts? Can you determine the source of metal objects from their trace elements? - Objects is an absolutely essential text for students of archaeology, museum studies, and conservation.


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    Title
    Objects
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Caple
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 498 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415305891
    ISBN 10: 0415305896
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    DC22: 930.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC subject category V2: HDW
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000, SOC019000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: CC135 .C293 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NKX
    Illustrations note
    115 black & white halftones
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    29 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    University of Durham, UK
    Review quote
    'Chris Caple's contribution ... bridges neatly the gap between theoretical thinking and technology ... I would certainly recommend this book; not only to students but to anyone interested in how rich object biographies are constructed.' - Antiquity
    Table of contents
    1. Investigating Objects: Theories and Approaches 2. Objects as Social Indicators (Form, Decoration and Depiction) 3. Objects as Products (Manufacture) 4. Objects and Materials as Trade Goods (Provenance) 5. Objects as Functional Implements 6. Objects as Record (Information and Education)