Author: Henry Hodges
Editor: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 9780715623169
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Our understanding of the daily life of early man depends to a large extent on our knowledge of the materials and manufacturing techniques that were used in the production of ancient artifacts. Such a study applied to surviving objects can also give us unexpected information about the spread of trade and its chronology, and about the transmission and adaptation of techniques among different peoples. Many books have been written on archaeological methods such as excavation, but the process of technological investigation has been less widely discussed. This book has established itself as the standard introductory account. Part One treats the raw materials themselves -- everything from clay, glass, metals and stone to wood, fibers, leather, bone, dyes and pigments -- and describes the various methods of working. Part Two outlines the general principles of laboratory examination employed by specialists in the relevant natural sciences.

Object Stories

Author: Steve Brown
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315423359
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Archaeologists are synonymous with artifacts. With artifacts we construct stories concerning past lives and livelihoods, yet we rarely write of deeply personal encounters or of the way the lives of objects and our lives become enmeshed. In this volume, 23 archaeologists each tell an intimate story of their experience and entanglement with an evocative artifact. Artifacts range from a New Britain obsidian tool to an abandoned Viking toy boat, the marble finger of a classical Greek statue and ordinary pottery fragments from Roman England and Polynesia. Other tales cover contemporary objects, including a toothpick, bell, door, and the blueprint for a 1970s motorcar. These creative stories are self-consciously personal; they derive from real world encounter viewed through the peculiarities and material intimacy of archaeological practice. This text can be used in undergraduate and graduate courses focused on archaeological interpretation and theory, as well as on material culture and story-telling.


Author: Crystal B. Lake
Editor: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 1421436507
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This fascinating book provides curious readers with new ways of evaluating the relationships that exist between texts and objects.

Arrowheads Stone Artifacts

Author: C. G. Yeager
Editor: Pruett Publishing
ISBN: 9780871089120
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This practical, down-to-earth guide for surface collectors of arrowheads and stone artifacts is designed especially for amateur archaeologists and people interested in learning how to study and collect artifacts safely and responsibly. The author reveals invaluable tips on: where to look for artifacts; how to identify artifacts; where surface collecting is permissible; starting and caring for your own collection. With more than fifty new photographs and illustrations of common and rare artifacts, this book is the perfect addition to libraries of amateur archaeologists thirsty for knowledge about preserving and interpreting the remains of a prehistoric culture.


Author: Charles Robin Ewen
Editor: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759100220
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How can you ensure that you are learning everything your artifacts have to teach you? Ewen explores a variety of methods and techniques used to prepare, protect, and analyze artifacts once they are in the lab. In brief, user-friendly sections, he outlines the basic principles of identification, classification, quantification, data manipulation, and analysis. Students will find that Ewen's suggestions point out fruitful areas of analysis, yet do not dictate the researcher's approach. Examples drawn from 16th century Spanish sites in the Americas introduce students to the hows and whys of archaeological lab work. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Artifacts And Allegiances

Author: Peggy Levitt
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520961455
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What can we learn about nationalism by looking at a country’s cultural institutions? How do the history and culture of particular cities help explain how museums represent diversity? Artifacts and Allegiances takes us around the world to tell the compelling story of how museums today are making sense of immigration and globalization. Based on firsthand conversations with museum directors, curators, and policymakers; descriptions of current and future exhibitions; and inside stories about the famous paintings and iconic objects that define collections across the globe, this work provides a close-up view of how different kinds of institutions balance nationalism and cosmpolitanism. By comparing museums in Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East, Peggy Levitt offers a fresh perspective on the role of the museum in shaping citizens. Taken together, these accounts tell the fascinating story of a sea change underway in the museum world at large.


Author: Christine Finn
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262561549
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An archaeologist explores the material culture of Silicon Valley.

The Artifacts Of Tikal Utilitarian Artifacts And Unworked Material

Author: Hattula Moholy-Nagy
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9781934536216
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Tikal Report 27 presents artifacts and associated unworked materials recovered by the University of Pennsylvania Museum's Tikal Project of 1956-1969.

Cultural Artifacts And The Production Of Meaning

Author: Margaret J. M. Ezell
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472082575
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An illuminating survey of the impact of technical modes of production on the creation of meaning in diverse media

Dictionary Of Artifacts

Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470766190
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Containing close to 3,000 words and definitions, Dictionary of Artifacts is an indispensable reference for anyone working within the field of archaeology. Entries detail artifact’s classification and typology; raw materials; methods and techniques of creation; principles and techniques of examination and identification; and instructions for the care and preservation of specimens. Along with a headword and definition, pronunciations, synonyms, cross-references, and the category/categories also accompany each entry Drawings, photographs, and extensive annnotated bibliography are included for more complete comprehension