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By Denys A. Stocks

During this clean and fascinating quantity, Denys A. shares examines the archaeological and pictorial facts for masonry in historic Egypt. via a chain of experiments during which he checks and evaluates over 2 hundred reconstructed and duplicate instruments, he brings alive the tools and practices of historical Egyptian craftworking, highlighting the suggestions and advances made through this outstanding civilisation.

This sensible method of figuring out the basics of historic Egyptian stoneworking exhibits the evolution of instruments and strategies, and the way those come jointly to provide the wonders of Egyptian artwork and structure.
Comprehensively illustrated with over 2 hundred images and drawings, Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology will deliver a clean point of view to the puzzles of Egyptian craft and know-how. by means of combining the data of a contemporary engineer with the strategy of an archaeologist and historian, Denys shares has created a piece that would trap the mind's eye of all Egyptology students and fans.

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Chert tools are critically softer than flint for this type of work. Confusingly, the word ‘flint’ has been used in the archaeological literature, and in museum exhibits, to identify and label artifacts made from both flint and chert. The tests with chert tools show that it can cut most of the materials that flint can, but not all of them. Therefore, for simplicity, the word ‘flint’ will be used to mean both flint and chert. However, for the igneous stone tests in Chapter 3, a differentiation between flint and chert will be mentioned where necessary.

3600 BC, particularly for perforating maceheads made from these three stones. 5) driven with a bow, the shaft’s top end rotating in a hollowed, and lubricated, handheld capstone. g. Bristol Museum H1936) varieties needing long holes, were undoubtedly perforated with copper drill-tubes, not with inappropriate stone borers. It is possible, therefore, that the capability of relatively long copper tubes deeply to drill into stone influenced the designs of Nagada II maceheads. 5 A reconThe establishment of a flourishing stone vessel structed copper tubular drill fitted to a wooden industry near to the end of the Predynastic period genshaft erated abundant quantities of waste, finely ground sand powders suitable for making modelled and moulded faience cores, in addition to faience glazes.

C. Thomas, ‘The use and distribution of faience in the ancient East and prehistoric Europe’, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 22, 1956, pp. 37ff. 21 For example, a Predynastic lugged oblate spheroidal vessel of syenite, MM 1776. B. Emery, Archaic Egypt, Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1984, p. Z. Goneim, The Buried Pyramid, London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1956, p. 124. The tests show that calcite is hard enough to require sawing to shape with a flat-edged copper saw and sand abrasive. A.

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