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Ancient Egypt in 101 Questions and Answers
Thomas Schneider
A new way of looking at all aspects of ancient Egypt—from history, art, and everyday life to religion and ancient attitudes to death and the afterlife.

Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology
This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld X-ray fluorescence devices in art conservation and archaeology.

Journal on Hellenistic and Roman Material Culture
Volume 1. This annual journal presents innovative contributions to the study of material culture produced, exchanged, and consumed within the spheres of the Hellenistic kingdoms and the Roman world.

Excavating Modernity
The Roman Past in Fascist Italy
Joshua Arthurs
Italian Fascism's appropriation of the Roman past—the idea of Rome, or romanità—remains an enduring facet of Mussolini's regime. Excavating Modernity offers a critical assessment of romanità and its individuals, institutions, and initiatives.

Lapis Lazuli from the Kiln
Glass and Glassmaking in the Late Bronze Age
Andrew Shortland
Lapis Lazuli from the Kiln examines the history of the first glass, from its early sporadic occurrence, through the height of its production in the late second millennium BCE, to its disappearance at the end of that millennium.

On Greek Religion
Robert Parker
A provocative and wide-ranging entrée into the world of ancient Greek religion.

A Guide to the Classical Collections of Cornell University
Peter I. Kuniholm, Nancy H. Ramage, Andrew Ramage
An overview of Cornell University's impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities.

Prehension and Hafting Traces on Flint Tools
A Methodology
Veerle Rots
This volume introduces a methodology, based on a systematic, in-depth study of prehension and hafting traces on experimental stone artifacts. The author proposes a number of distinctive macro- and microscopic wear traits for identifying handheld tools.

Chert Quarrying, Lithic Technology, and a Modern Human Burial at the Palaeolithic Site of Taramsa 1, Upper Egypt
Philip Van Peer, Pierre M. Vermeersch, Etienne Paulissen
This book presents the comprehensive report of the excavations of the Belgian Middle Egypt Prehistoric Project at the site of Taramsa 1, near Qena in Upper Egypt. Human groups exploited chert cobbles at this locale throughout the Middle Stone Age.

Isotopes in Vitreous Materials
For all artifacts that are to serve as archaeological evidence, the study of the provenance, production technology, and trade of raw materials must be based on archaeometry. Currently, these questions are addressed by the use of radiogenic isotope...

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