Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology

Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology : Stoneworking Technology in Ancient Egypt

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In this fresh and engaging volume, Denys A. Stocks examines the archaeological and pictorial evidence for masonry in ancient Egypt. Through a series of experiments in which he tests and evaluates over two hundred reconstructed and replica tools, he brings alive the methods and practices of ancient Egyptian craftworking, highlighting the innovations and advances made by this remarkable civilisation. This practical approach to understanding the fundamentals of ancient Egyptian stoneworking shows the evolution of tools and techniques, and how these come together to produce the wonders of Egyptian art and architecture. Comprehensively illustrated with over two hundred photographs and drawings, Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology will bring a fresh perspective to the puzzles of Egyptian craft and technology. By combining the knowledge of a modern engineer with the approach of an archaeologist and historian, Denys Stocks has created a work that will capture the imagination of all Egyptology scholars and enthusiastsshow more

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  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 635.04g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 200 photographs and drawings
  • 0415306647
  • 9780415306645

Table of contents

Part 1 Skills and tools: fledgling industrialists Chapter 1 Craftworking: industry's driving force Chapter 2 The cutting edge Chapter 3: A flint for all seasons Part 2 High priests of industry: the state's influence on technology Chapter 4: The abrasive technologists Chapter 5: Making stone vessels Chapter 6: The development of stone sarcophagus manufacture Chapter 7: Master masonry fitters Part 3 Industrial revolution in ancient Egypt Chapter 8: Theban mass-production tools Chapter 9: By-products from a bygone age Chapter 10: Ancient technical interrelationshipsshow more
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