Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials

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Sarah Underhill Wisseman, Wendell S. Williams
Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1994 - Social Science - 250 pages
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Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials presents solutions to questions of dating, composition, provenience, and technology through the application of instrumental techniques to archaeological materials. The book also examines the reconstruction of early environments through analysis of bone and plant remains, the replication of artifacts to better understand ancient technologies through experimental archaeology, and the authentication of museum objects.

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Archaeologist Sarah Wisseman writes the Lisa Donahue mysteries based upon her experiences working on excavations and in museums. Two of her books (Bound for Eternity and The Fall of Augustus) are set in a fictional Boston museum and two are set in the Middle East (The Dead Sea Codex and The House of the Sphinx). The fifth novel, The Bootlegger's Nephew, is a historical mystery set in Prohibition-era Illinois (

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