Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology: Stoneworking Technology in Ancient Egypt

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LIST OF TABLES
1.1 List of stone types and Mohs hardness 17
2.1 Cast chisels in copper and bronze 57
2.2 Cast tubes, drills, saws, adzes, axe, point, wedge, wood drill and punches in copper and bronze 58
2.3 Fabricated artifacts made from commercially produced copper 59
2.4 Some annealed and hammer-hardened copper, bronze, leaded bronze and steel chisels - Vickers Pyramid hardness test 61
4.1 Reed tube cutting ratios and rates 112
4.2 Manchester copper and bronze saw and bow-driven tube cutting ratios and rates - average of all experiments 115
4.3 Aswan copper saw and tube cutting data in rose granite 115
4.4 Specific gravities of some Egyptian stones 117
4.5 Experimental mild steel (wrought iron) saw cutting ratios and rates 117
4.6 Average quantities of sand consumed by the experimental copper saws and drill-tubes 118
4.7 Indicated average percentages (by weight) of the sand, stone and copper in the waste powders 126
8.1 Specimen perforation results 205
9.1 Analyses of the experimental core and glaze 230

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Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology: Stoneworking Technology in Ancient Egypt
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Tables xi
  • List of Figures xiii
  • Foreword xxi
  • Acknowledgements xxiii
  • Predynastic and Dynastic Chronology xxvii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Craftworking 7
  • 2 - The Cutting Edge 25
  • 3 - A Flint for All Seasons 74
  • 4 - The Abrasive Technologists 103
  • 5 - Making Stone Vessels 139
  • 6 - The Development of Stone Sarcophagus Manufacture 169
  • 7 - Master Masonry Fitters 179
  • Part III - Industrial Revolution in Ancient Egypt 201
  • 8 - Theban Mass-Production Tools 203
  • 9 - By-Products from a Bygone Age 225
  • 10 - Ancient Technical Interrelationships 234
  • Glossary of Technical Terms 240
  • Bibliography 249
  • Figure Sources 256
  • Index 258
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