The Scientific Study of Flint and Chert

Proceedings of the Fourth International Flint Symposium Held at Brighton Polytechnic 10-15 April 1983

Author: G. de G. Sieveking,M. B. Hart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521169158

Category: Science

Page: 306

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The thirty papers in this 1986 volume review the scientific knowledge of the nature of flint and chert at this time. These papers were presented at a 1983 interdisciplinary and international conference on flint and other cherts. Each contribution has been meticulously assessed and edited prior to publication. This collection is principally concerned with the geology and geochemistry of flint in European chert. Topics include the origin of flint; scanning electron microscopy of surface textures; and the behaviour of flint under periglacial conditions. There is a companion volume, edited by G. de G. Sieveking and M. B. Hart, on the archaeological uses of flint.
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Human Uses of Flint and Chert

Proceedings of the Fourth International Flint Symposium Held at Brighton Polytechnic 10-15 April 1983

Author: G. de G. Sieveking,M. H. Newcomer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521262538

Category: Science

Page: 280

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This 1987 volume presents thirty papers on the archaeological uses of flint. They were presented at the Fourth International Flint Symposium in 1983, and together they give an interdisciplinary review. For publication by Cambridge, each paper has been carefully edited. The topics include: flint technology, particularly the experimental reconstruction of the manufacturing process; wear traces on flint implements; the mining and quarrying of flint in prehistory; and models for chert exchanges. The companion volume, The Scientific Study of Flint and Chert, is edited by G. de G. Sieveking and M. B. Hart.
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The Science and Archaeology of Materials

An Investigation of Inorganic Materials

Author: Julian Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135953171

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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The Science and Archaeology of Materials is set to become the definitive work in the archaeology of materials. Henderson's highly illustrated work is an accessible and fascinating textbook which will be essential reading for all practical archaeologists. With clear sections on a wide range of materials including ceramics, glass, metals and stone, this work examines the very foundations of archaeological study. Anyone interested in ancient technologies, especially those involving high temperatures, kilns and furnaces will be able to follow in each chapter how raw materials are refined, transformed and shaped into objects. This description is then followed by appropriate case studies which provide a new chronological and geographical example of how scientific and archaeological aspects can and do interact. They include: *Roman pale green and highly decorated glass *17th Century glass in Britain and Europe *the effect of the introduction of the wheel on pottery technology *the technology of Celadon ceramics *early copper metallurgy in the Middle East *chemical analysis and lead isotope analysis of British Bronzes *early copper alloy metallurgy in Thailand *the chemical analysis of obsidian and its distribution *the origins of the Stonehenge bluestones This book shows how archaeology and science intersect and fe ed off each other. Modern scientific techniques have provided data which, when set within a fully integrated archaeological context, have the potential of contributing to mainstream archaeology. This holistic approach generates a range of connections which benefits both areas and will enrich archaeological study in the future.
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Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture

Author: Linda Hurcombe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136802002

Category: Social Science

Page: 369

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This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated, Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery strategies and recording procedures to interpretation through typology, ethnography and experiment, and every type of material including wood, fibers, bones, hides and adhesives, stone, clay, and metals. With over seventy illustrations with almost fifty in full colour, this book not only provides the tools an archaeologist will need to interpret past societies from their artefacts, but also a keen appreciation of the beauty and tactility involved in working with these fascinating objects. This is a book no archaeologist should be without, but it will also appeal to anybody interested in the interaction between people and objects.
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Siliceous Rocks and Prehistory

Bibliography on Geo-archaeological Approaches to Chert Sourcing and Prehistoric Exploitation

Author: Christophe Delage

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This bibliography on the procurement and exploitation of chert resouces during prehistory does not aim to be exhaustive, although it is certainly extensive, but it intends to offer a broad range of publications for specialists from a variety of fields. Following an introductory discussion of lithic raw material procurement, the bibliography is divided into geological and archaeological studies. The publications listed are mainly in English but include others in European languages and encompass the years 1870 to 2001. Includes a chronological index.
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Bulletin

Author: University of London. Institute of Archaeology

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Breaking the Stony Silence

Papers from the Sheffield Lithics Conference 1988

Author: I. Brooks,Ann Patricia Phillips

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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A reminder for those who need it, that lithic studies are alive and well beyond the flint-rich lowland zone of England. Nine papers resulting from the 1988 Sheffield Lithics Conference illustrate some of the range of approaches to lithic analysis currently in use in a loosely defined northeast Midlands. Only occasionally straining for theoretical trendiness, the collection covers aspects of acquisition and deposition and summarizes the results of microfossil and blood residue analyses. An interesting complement to its southern cousin out of the Reading stable (`Lithic Analysis and Later British Prehistory' BAR 162, 1987).
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The Neolithic Flint Mines of England

Author: Martyn Barber,David Field,Peter Topping

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: 95

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Only rarely in Europe do the surface remains of Neolithic flint mines remain so dramatically for all to see as those located along the South Downs and in the Breckland of England. Even within England they represent a diminishing resource and only ten sites have been recorded with any certainty. As examples of our earliest industrial heritage they represent archaeological sites of the first importance and have a special part to play in the history of technology.However, despite a lengthy history of archaeological investigation, they have rarely been considered nationally as a class of monument. Although some sites such as Grime's Graves are well known through excavation campaigns, others are known only through obscure articles and unpublished archival material. Many of those that survive as earthworks or cropmarks have never been surveyed previously or accurately planned.Consequently, English Heritage has compiled detailed plans of the surface areas of all of the known flint mines and investigated the sites of other potential examples. Using a combination of field survey, aerial photography and archival research, this volume looks at each site in its own right as a major and important complex and - for the first time - offers a synthesis of the evidence to date.
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