Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn: The Technology of Skeletal Materials Since the Roman Period

1st Edition

Arthur MacGregor

Routledge
Published October 18, 2016
Reference - 258 Pages
ISBN 9781138818002 - CAT# Y171866
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

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Summary

Artefacts made from skeletal materials since the Roman period were, before this book, neglected as a serious area of study. This is a comprehensive account which reviews over fifty categories of artefact. The book starts with a consideration of the formation, morphology and mechanical properties of the materials and illuminates characteristics concerning working with them. Following chapters discuss the organisation of the industry and trade in such items, including the changing status of the industry over time. Archaeological evidence is combined with that from historical and ethnological sources, with many illustrations providing key visual reference. Originally published in 1985.

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