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Obsidian and Ancient Manufactured Glasses (Hardback)

Edité par University of New Mexico Press, United States, 2012
ISBN 10: 082635159X / ISBN 13: 9780826351593
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Titre : Obsidian and Ancient Manufactured Glasses (...

Éditeur : University of New Mexico Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This edited volume offers archaeologists and archaeometrists the latest technical information, the fundamentals of provenance studies, instrumentation used in these investigations, and strategies for the dating and interpretation of archaeological materials in glass studies. The contributors discuss recent advances in obsidian hydration dating, secondary ion mass spectrometry, and infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy, focusing on the application of these technologies to a variety of glass forms and incorporating studies that look at the social and economic strategies of past cultures. With examples from Greece, the Middle East, Italy, Peru, Bolivia, Russia, Africa, and the Pacific region, provenance studies look at regional patterns of glass acquisition, production, and exchange, providing examples that use one or more instrumental methods to characterize materials from ancient societies. Extensive figures and tables included. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780826351593

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This edited volume offers archaeologists and archaeometrists the latest technical information, the fundamentals of provenance studies, instrumentation used in these investigations, and strategies for the dating and interpretation of archaeological materials in glass studies. The contributors discuss recent advances in obsidian hydration dating, secondary ion mass spectrometry, and infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy, focusing on the application of these technologies to a variety of glass forms and incorporating studies that look at the social and economic strategies of past cultures.

With examples from Greece, the Middle East, Italy, Peru, Bolivia, Russia, Africa, and the Pacific region, provenance studies look at regional patterns of glass acquisition, production, and exchange, providing examples that use one or more instrumental methods to characterize materials from ancient societies.

Extensive figures and tables included.

A propos de l'auteur: Ioannis Liritzis is professor of archaeometry and director and founder of the Laboratory of Archaeometry, Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.||Christopher M. Stevenson is a visiting professor of archaeology at Richard Bland College, The College of William and Mary, Petersburg, Virginia

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