Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn: The Technology of Skeletal by Arthur MacGregor

By Arthur MacGregor

Artefacts made of skeletal fabrics because the Roman interval have been, ahead of this ebook, missed as a major quarter of research. it is a accomplished account which reports over fifty different types of artefact. The ebook starts off with a attention of the formation, morphology and mechanical houses of the fabrics and illuminates features touching on operating with them. Following chapters speak about the employer of the and exchange in such goods, together with the altering prestige of the through the years. Archaeological proof is mixed with that from historic and ethnological assets, with many illustrations supplying key visible reference. initially released in 1985.

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