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Invention and Innovation: The Social Context of Technological Change 2: Egypt, the Aegean and the Near East, 1650-1150 B.C.

Invention and Innovation: The Social Context of Technological Change 2: Egypt, the Aegean and the Near East, 1650-1150 B.C.

by Janine Bourriau, Jacke Phillips

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In September 2002, a second workshop on the theme of the social context of technological change was held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge. Discussion has been the core of these meetings so far, with the aim being to relate the results of the specialist investigator to broad historical questions concerning the nature and development of ancient societies. The papers presented here address a wider context: geographically, with the inclusion of the Aegean and thematically, with papers on natural products and raw materials. The time frame remains the same in covering the Late Bronze Age/New Kingdom. The majority of the papers draw on Egyptian evidence, and illustrate a multiplicity of approaches to the problems set by ancient technologies: modelling, methodology of art history and archaeology applied to a problematic group of artefacts, integration of archaeological and textual sources, and the application of the results scientific analysis to illuminate ancient technology.

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ISBN-13: 9781785704208
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 220
File size: 19 MB
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Table of Contents

1. Hopeful monsters? Invention and innovation in the archaeological record (Andrew Shortland)

2. Identity and occupation: how did individuals define themselves and their work in the Egyptian New Kingdom (Ian Shaw)

3. Canaan in Egypt: archaeological evidence for a social phenomenon (Rachaeol Thyrza Sparks)

4. The provenance of Canaanite amphorae found at Memphis and Amarna in the New Kingdom : results 2000-2002 (Laurence Smith, Janine Bourriau, Yuval Goren, Michael Hughes and Margaret Serpico)

5. The beginnings of amphora production in Egypt (Janine Bourriau)

6. Natural product technology in New Kingdom Egypt (Margaret Serpico)

7. Minoaan and Mycenaean technology as revealed through organic residue analysis (Holley Martlew)

8. The production technology of Aegean Bronze Age vitreous materials (Marina Panagitaki, Yannis Maniatis, Despina Kavoussanaki, Gareth Hatton and Mike Tite)

9. Egyptian sculptos' models: functions and fashions in the 18th dynasty (Sally-Ann Ashton)

10. How to build a body without one: composite statues from Amarna (Jacke Phillips)

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