Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology

Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology

£206.00

Paul T. Nicholson, Ian Shaw, Barbara Aston, James Harrell, Barry Kemp, Stephen Quirke, Lorna Lee, Janine Bourriau, Pamela Rose, Jacke Ogden, Julian Henderson, Bridget Leach, John Tait, Willeke Wendrich, Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, Carol van Driel-Murray, Robert Morkot, Olga Krzyszkowska, Jacke Phillips, Geoffrey Killen, Nigel Hepper, Peter Gasson, Rowena Gale, A. Rosalie David, Margaret Serpico, Raymond White, Joann Fletcher, Mary-Anne Murray, Delwyn Samuel, Salima Ikram
View all contributors
  • Date Published: March 2000
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521452571

£ 206.00
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • 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processes of technological change, and the industries of the Chalcolithic period were complemented and sometimes superseded by the innovations of the Bronze and Iron Ages.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.

    • The first book since 1962 to present a comprehensive account of ancient Egyptian technology
    • Reflects a new emphasis in Egyptology on the composition of materials, their provenance, and production techniques, and away from the traditional focus on linguistic and architectural questions
    • Written by specialists, based in the UK, Europe and North America, either involved in recent field projects in Egypt or at the forefront of laboratory-based analysis of archaeological material
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of the hardback: 'Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology … augments and extends Lucas's work. The editors have enlisted the specialist knowledge of thirty-four scholars to accomplish their purpose, and the resulting volume is very impressive.' The Times Literary Supplement

    'This is a really useful reference book and one which will be essential for all serious students as well as for anyone else with even the remotest interest in technology, for the answers to the oft-asked question 'how did they do that?' are here.' Ancient Egypt

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521452571
    • length: 724 pages
    • dimensions: 284 x 228 x 53 mm
    • weight: 2.892kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Paul T. Nicholson and Ian Shaw
    Part I. Inorganic Materials:
    2. Stone Barbara Aston, James Harrell and Ian Shaw
    3. Soil Barry Kemp
    4. Painting materials Stephen Quirke and Lorna Lee
    5. Pottery Janine Bourriau, Pamela Rose and Paul Nicholson
    6. Metals Jacke Ogden
    7. Egyptian faience Paul Nicholson
    8. Glass Paul Nicholson and Julian Henderson
    Part II. Organic Materials:
    9. Papyrus Bridget Leach and John Tait
    10. Basketry Willeke Wendrich
    11. Textiles Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood
    12. Leatherwork and skin products Carol van Driel-Murray
    13. Ivory and related materials Robert Morkot and Olga Krzyszkowska
    14. Ostrich eggshells Jacke Phillips
    15. Wood Geoffrey Killen, Nigel Hepper, Peter Gasson and Rowena Gale
    16. Mummies and mummification A. Rosalie David
    17. Oil, fat and wax Margaret Serpico and Raymond White
    18. Resins, amber and bitumen Margaret Serpico
    19. Adhesives and binders Richard Newman, Margaret Serpico and Raymond White
    20. Hair Joann Fletcher
    Part III. Food Technology:
    21. Cereal production and processing Mary-Anne Murray
    22. Brewing and baking Delwyn Samuel
    23. Viticulture and wine production Mary-Anne Murray
    24. Fruit, vegetables, pulses and condiments Mary-Anne Murray
    25. Meat Processing Salima Ikram.

  • Editors

    Paul T. Nicholson, Cardiff University

    Ian Shaw, University of Liverpool

    Contributors

    Paul T. Nicholson, Ian Shaw, Barbara Aston, James Harrell, Barry Kemp, Stephen Quirke, Lorna Lee, Janine Bourriau, Pamela Rose, Jacke Ogden, Julian Henderson, Bridget Leach, John Tait, Willeke Wendrich, Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, Carol van Driel-Murray, Robert Morkot, Olga Krzyszkowska, Jacke Phillips, Geoffrey Killen, Nigel Hepper, Peter Gasson, Rowena Gale, A. Rosalie David, Margaret Serpico, Raymond White, Joann Fletcher, Mary-Anne Murray, Delwyn Samuel, Salima Ikram

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×