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Ancient Mesopotamian Materials and Industries: The Archaeological Evidence. P. R. S. Moorey

Ancient Mesopotamian Materials and Industries: The Archaeological Evidence


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Ancient Mesopotamian Materials and Industries: The Archaeological Evidence P. R. S. Moorey
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Evidence shows that ancient Shahdad had a large metalworking industry by this time. During a recent survey, a new generation of archaeologists found a vast hill—nearly 300 feet by 300 feet—covered with slag from smelting copper. Indus writing and ancient Ivory. Tayinat Archaeological Project. On the contrary, the evidence for crisis has continued to accumulate. It is one concerned with the evolution from hominids to humans or, synonymously, with the transition from hunting to industry and the subordination of nature by human reason. Metal traces on Phoenician artifacts show long-gone paint and gold. Tayinat Archaeological Project Online. The Bronze and Iron Ages marked the emergence and development of early state ordered civilizations in the ancient Near East. €The textile industry in Northern Syria during the Iron age according to the evidence of the Tell Afis excavations,” in Essays on Syria in the Iron Age. Of pots and plans: papers on the archaeology and history of Mesopotamia and Syria presented to David Oates in honour of his 75th birthday. €Invention as a celebration of materials,” in Chora 3: Intervals in the philosophy of architecture. This narrative (which many actually consider to be innovative) in fact reiterates a common canon of thought – not only within the archaeological discourse – but within the history of Western philosophy. Some years ago Roger Moorey set out to remedy this situation, and his immensely useful BAR volume, Materials and manufacture in Ancient Mesopotamia: the evidence of archaeology and art, was published in 1985. This is a different material culture from that in the north, and the origins of the Nagada culture are probably to be found among indigenous hunter-gatherers and fishermen living along the Nile.

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