Ashlar

Exploring the Materiality of Cut-Stone Masonry in the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age

This volume focusses on ashlar masonry, probably the most elaborate construction technique of the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age, from a cross-regional perspective. The building practices and the uses of cutstone components and masonries in Egypt, Syria, the Aegean, Anatolia, Cyprus and the Levant in the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC are examined through a series of case studies and topical essays. The topics addressed include the terminology of ashlar building components and the typologies of its masonries, technical studies on the procurement, dressing, tool kits and construction techniques pertaining to cut stone, investigations into the place of ashlar in inter-regional exchanges and craft dissemination, the extent and signifi cance of the use of cut stone within the communities and regions, and the visual eff ects, social meanings, and symbolic and ideological values of ashlar.


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Edited by
Maud Devolder, Igor Kreimerman,
Collection
AEGIS
Language
English
BISAC Subject Heading
SOC003000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
BIC subject category (UK)
HD Archaeology > HDDK Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
Onix Audience Codes
06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3385 Antiquité
Title First Published
25 June 2020
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Archéologie

Paperback


Publication Date
25 June 2020
ISBN-13
9782875589644
Extent
Main content page count : 478
Code
100752
Dimensions
21 x 29.7 cm
Weight
1213 grams
Packaging Type
No outer packaging
List Price
69.50 €
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Version 2.1, Version 3

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Publication Date
25 June 2020
ISBN-13
9782875589651
Extent
Main content page count : 478
Code
100752PDF
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Statements in Stone xxvii
Minoan Ashlar
Jan Driessen
1. Leaving No Ashlar Unturned 1
Igor Kreimerman
Maud Devolder
2. Approaching Ashlar Masonry through Minoan and Mycenaean Iconography 73
Fritz Blakolmer
3. Building in Stone and Mudbrick 97
Frances Pinnock
4. Addressing Disruption 121
D. Matthew Buell
John C. McEnroe
5. Form and Function of Ashlar in Middle and Late Bronze Age Anatolia 147
Çiğdem Maner
6. The Ruling Stones? 169
Nurith Goshen
7. Mycenaean Ashlar Masonry 187
James C. Wright
8. Exploring Late Bronze Age Stoneworking Connections through Metal Tools 215
Nicholas G. Blackwell
9. Stone Tools Related to Stone Masonry Techniques in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean 241
Athina Boleti
10. Ashlar in Ras Shamra-Ugarit 265
Jean-Claude Bessac
Valérie Matoïan
11. The Materiality of Ashlar Masonry on Late Bronze Age Cyprus 307
Kevin D. Fisher
12. Accommodations to Building Design and Labor Organization for Cut-Stone Thresholds in
Mycenaean Greece 341
Kyle A. Jazwa
13. Materiality of Power through Masonry at Mycenaean Kalamianos 365
Daniel J. Pullen
Philip Sapirstein
14. 'Mycenaean' Façade Construction in the Western Messara, Crete 389
Joseph W. Shaw
15. On the Ashlar Walls of Late Bronze Age Akrotiri (Thera) 421
Erika Notti