Ancient Mesopotamian Materials and Industries: The Archaeological Evidence

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9780198149217: Ancient Mesopotamian Materials and Industries: The Archaeological Evidence

This is the first systematic attempt to survey in detail the archaeological evidence for the crafts and craftsmanship of the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia (c. 8000-300 BC). P.R.S. Moorey reviews briefly the textual evidence, and goes on to examine in detail a wide range of crafts and materials: stones, both common and ornamental, animal products, ceramics, glazed materials and glass, metals, and building materials. With a comprehensive bibliography, this generously illustrated volume will be a key work of reference for archaeologists and those interested in the early history of crafts and technology, as well as for specialists in the ancient Near East.

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Published by Oxford University Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0198149212 ISBN 13: 9780198149217
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Blue gilt titled hardback; firm and square with strong hinges and sharp corners, not showing any snags or splits; complete with original dustjacket, which is very tidy and bright with no tears or chips; contents very sound, clean and tight with no pen marks and no loose pages. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. A better than very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 072584

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