Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology

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Paul T. Nicholson, Ian Shaw
Cambridge University Press, 23 mar 2000 - 702 pagine
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This is a study of the procurement and processing of raw materials employed by the ancient Egyptians over the five millennia of the Predynastic and Pharaonic periods (c.5500-332 BC). During this time, not only were there variations in the preferred materials for particular types of artefacts, but also gradual processes of technological change, and the industries of the Chalcolithic period were complemented and sometimes superseded by the innovations of the Bronze and Iron Ages. Among the topics covered are stone quarrying, the building of temples and pyramids, techniques for preserving meat, fish, and poultry, glass and faience, the baking of bread, brewing of beers, preparation of oils and perfumes, and the mummification of humans and animals. Each chapter has been written by one or more specialists, drawing not only on conventional Egyptological skills but also on expertise in the natural sciences as applied to archaeological data.

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3
3
Stone 5
25
MaruAten Amarna after Peet
97
Soil including mudbrick architecture
99
Pottery
121
Parva Fitzwilliam Museum
127
Metals
148
Egyptian faience
177
Ivory and related materials
320
Ostrich eggshells
332
G Killen
359
Mummification
372
Oil fat and
390
Resins amber and bitumen
430
Adhesives and binders
475
Hair
495

steward of the divine adoratrice in
178
Glass
195
Papyrus
233
Basketry
254
162
261
Textiles
275
reconstruction based on
315
Cereal production and processing
521
Brewing and baking
537
Viticulture and wine production
587
Fruits vegetables pulses and condiments
613
Meat processing
656
334
676
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